84, Charing Cross Road Test | Final Test - Easy

Helene Hanff
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Helene love to find in secondhand books?
(a) Love letters.
(b) Grocery lists.
(c) Bookmarks.
(d) Inscriptions.

2. What does Nora hope Helene can come to England for?
(a) The summer.
(b) A week at the beach.
(c) A book festival.
(d) The Coronation.

3. What novel does Helene finally read and love?
(a) Middlemarch.
(b) Wuthering Heights.
(c) Pride and Prejudice.
(d) Little Women.

4. What TV series is Helene writing for?
(a) Ellery Queen.
(b) Perry Mason.
(c) Petticoat Junction.
(d) Hitchcock Presents.

5. What does Maxine report to Helene that the bookshelves in Marks & Co. are made of?
(a) Oak.
(b) Cherry.
(c) Ash.
(d) Pine.

6. How much does Helene make as a script writer?
(a) $200 per week.
(b) $20 per week.
(c) $40 per week.
(d) $400 per week.

7. How old is Bill Humphries' great-aunt who he lives with?
(a) 92.
(b) 75.
(c) 85.
(d) 101.

8. What does Helene promise her English friends she will try not to get on the gift book of poetry from Marks & Co.?
(a) Tears and smears.
(b) Gin and ashes.
(c) Coffee and chocolate.
(d) Wine and crumbs.

9. What does Bill Humphries do for Marks & Co.?
(a) Buyer.
(b) Assistant.
(c) Bookkeeper.
(d) Cataloguer.

10. What book does Helene tell Frank she is terribly disappointed with in her October 1951 letter?
(a) Pepys' Diary.
(b) Elizabethan Poems.
(c) Vulgate Latin.
(d) Eric Coates' London Suite.

11. What does Frank send to Helene for Christmas 1952?
(a) Wuthering Heights.
(b) John Donne.
(c) Pride and Prejudice.
(d) The Book-Lovers' Anthology.

12. What is the name of Frank and Nora's oldest daughter?
(a) Kate.
(b) Sheila.
(c) Mary.
(d) Janet.

13. What does Frank's wife Nora reveal she has used the tins of dried eggs to trade for?
(a) Nylons.
(b) Money.
(c) Meat.
(d) Medicine.

14. What does Frank recommend Helene use to clean her Grolier Bible?
(a) Professionals.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Soap and soda water.
(d) Dry cloth.

15. What does Helene spill on one of the dollar bills she sends to England in November 1951?
(a) Red nail polish.
(b) Red wine.
(c) Gin.
(d) Coffee.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Megan Wells hope for in her April 1951 letter to Helene?

2. From what company does Helene order the packages that she sends to Marks & Co.?

3. What new things does Helene ask to be sent to her in her November 2, 1951 letter?

4. Helene says after she visits England, America will have to apologize for her _____________.

5. What does Helene joke that she financed for her dentist in her September 1952 letter?

(see the answer keys)

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