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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sillers warn the boys to be sensitive about in regard to Quiggin?

2. Who is Jenkins' hostess at La Grenadiere?

3. What does Jenkins think of Stringham's unmarried sister?

4. With which of his schoolmates does Jenkins say he has most in common?

5. Why do the boys decide to return to their dormitory house quickly in Chapter 1 of "A Question of Upbringing"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Myra Erdleigh seem to want to do when she encounters Giles and Jenkins. What service does Giles ask her to provide?

2. What game does the party at Templer's home play to pass the time while the weather is bad in Chapter 3 of "An Acceptance World"?

3. As Jenkins and his acquaintances are having coffee in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market", who comes along with an invitation for them?

4. In Chapter 3 of "A Question of Upbringing", what does Jenkins do in order to impress a young woman? What goes wrong?

5. What happens on the way to the dance in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market" which confuses Jenkins?

6. In Chapter 4 of "A Question of Upbringing", who does Jenkins meet with in London? How is Jenkins put out by this person?

7. What does the title of this section "An Acceptance World" refer to?

8. In Chapter 4 of "An Acceptable World", what do Jean and Jenkins talk about in relation to their early meetings, and what does Jenkins note about Jean as a mother?

9. In Chapter 2 of "A Buyer's Market", why does it seem to Jenkins that Stringham is well acquainted with Milly?

10. What does Jenkins say he can see when he looks back at his memories of school?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Jenkins' growth as a character. How does he grow throughout the novels? How was he able to do this? How does it change his relationships with others?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and interpret Powell's use of humor in the first volume of "A Dance to the Music of Time". How does he illustrate the lives of the English upper-class in a humorous light? Who are some of the comedic characters in the novels? What are some of the comedic situations in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the character Jenkins. What are his defining character traits? What struggles and obstacles does he face throughout the novel? What are his goals and motives? In what tone does he tell his story?

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