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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Micky persuade Edward to secretly give him the loan in Part 3?
(a) He asks Edward to come live with him.
(b) He tells Edward that he loves Augusta and will have to tell her if he does not get the money.
(c) He tells Edward that he loves him.
(d) He tells Edward that he will have to return to Cordova.
2. In Part 2, Chapter 5, what simile does Follett use to speak of how Augusta feels about Joseph's new title?
(a) She "was like a hen that had laid an egg."
(b) She "was as pleased as punch."
(c) She "was like a child on her birthday."
(d) She "was as happy as a lark."
3. What does Augusta ask Hobbes to do to help her get Joseph the peerage?
(a) To write a slanderous piece against Ben.
(b) To write a glowing piece for Joseph.
(c) To write that a Chistian banker is needed.
(d) To write a slanderous piece against Jews.
4. How does Micky's plan with the ruffians almost go wrong?
(a) Tonio has relocated to another hotel.
(b) Two policemen walk down the street.
(c) Tonio is first accompanied with Hugh.
(d) The ruffians attack the wrong man.
5. Why does Tonio come back to London in Part 2, Chapter 4?
(a) To take his job back.
(b) To kill Micky.
(c) To sway the Prime Minister to back President Garcia.
(d) To warn Hugh of Micky's murderous family.
6. What does Augusta ask Lady Morte to do to help Joseph get the peerage?
(a) To tell Lord Morte to gather his friends to vote for Joseph.
(b) To tell Her Majesty that Ben is a practicing Jew.
(c) To tell Her Majesty that Ben is a sinner.
(d) To tell Lord Morte not to vote for Ben.
7. Why is Solly so angry with Edward in Part 2, Chapter 5?
(a) Solly knows that he and Augusta were behind the articles about Ben.
(b) Solly knows how he has fought against Hugh.
(c) Solly knows that the railroad investment is no good.
(d) Solly discovered what he did to Emily.
8. Why doesn't Ben continue his relationship with his daughter-in-law, Maisie?
(a) Ben does not trust that she will handle money well.
(b) She is mean to Ben.
(c) She is not Jewish.
(d) She was a commoner and the child was not Solly's.
9. What does Solly love to watch Maisie do, as described in Part 2, Chapter 3?
(c) Get dressed.
(d) Entertain their friends.
10. What hope does Hugh have if the Silva's faction wins the revolution?
(a) Edward will be completely ruined.
(b) Micky will be gone from his life forever.
(c) Augusta will be gone from his life forever.
(d) The Cordovan government may repay the loans.
11. What has become of Maisie and Hugh in the Epilogue?
(a) They go their separate ways.
(b) They raise the children together but don't marry.
(c) They marry after Nora leaves.
(d) They remain friends.
12. How has Micky gotten rich by Part 3, Chapter 2?
(a) He has taken a commission on every bond.
(b) He has stolen money from the ministry.
(c) He has worked hard.
(d) He has swindled people out of their money.
13. What does Hugh think about telling Ben in Part 3, Chapter 3?
(a) That Bertie is Hugh's son.
(b) That Solly never loved his father.
(c) That Ben is a mean old man.
(d) That Micky killed Solly.
14. Why does Micky follow Solly from the club after he argues with Edward?
(a) He wants to explain that poor people will suffer if he pulls the loan.
(b) He plans on killing him.
(c) He wants to rat out Edward.
(d) He wants to frighten him into giving him the loan.
15. What does the Prince of Wales tell Maisie that he will do for her?
(a) Forgive Augusta.
(b) Speak with Augusta.
(c) Tell Augusta to stay away from Nora.
(d) Ignore Augusta.
Short Answer Questions
1. What bad news does Hugh bring to Rachel in Part 3, Chapter 3?
2. Why is Augusta in a wheelchair in the Epilogue?
3. In what month does Dorothy marry and the bank collapses?
4. What does Hugh learn in his conversation with Ben in Part 2, Chapter 5?
5. Why is Micky angry that he runs into Hugh when he returns to the club to play cards with Edward in Part 2, Chapter 5?
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