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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator pity?
(a) Nothing.
(b) The ruined empire of the English.
(c) The poverty of Antiguans.
(d) The demolished library.

2. Who do the tourists see as superior to the natives and their ancestors?
(a) Themselves and their ancestors.
(b) No one.
(c) The narrator.
(d) The English.

3. How do the tourists feel by the time they return to their homes?
(a) Exhausted.
(b) Sad.
(c) Well-rested.
(d) Happy.

4. Who arrives in Antigua at the beginning of Section 1?
(a) The Swedish.
(b) The headmistress of the girls' school.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Tourists.

5. How are the tourists transported to their resorts?
(a) By bus.
(b) By walking.
(c) By taxi cab.
(d) By airplane.

6. Who are presented as the antagonists of Section 2?
(a) The narrator and her family.
(b) The tourists.
(c) Antiguans.
(d) The English.

7. Where do the tourists finally arrive in Section 1?
(a) At their resort.
(b) In Antigua.
(c) At the narrator's house.
(d) At the hotel.

8. Who are presented as the protagonists of Section 2?
(a) Antiguans.
(b) The narrator and her family.
(c) The tourists.
(d) The English.

9. Why do the English leave Antigua?
(a) Because they are lonely.
(b) Because they are murdered.
(c) Because they are poorer than the Antiguans.
(d) Because they miss their home.

10. Who does the narrator recall seeing disappear behind the walls of the Government House?
(a) The Prime Minister.
(b) A putty-faced Princess.
(c) No one.
(d) The Queen.

11. Who is detained by customs searches?
(a) The tourists.
(b) Native Antiguans.
(c) The narrator.
(d) The English.

12. What does the narrator reminisce about near the beginning of Section 2?
(a) Her first marriage.
(b) The streets she grew up on.
(c) Her family life.
(d) Attending elementary school.

13. What do North Americans found in Antigua?
(a) A dentist's office.
(b) A school for girls.
(c) The Mill Reef Club.
(d) Barclay Bank.

14. What does the narrator hate about a specific group of people?
(a) Their concern for others.
(b) Their friendship with her mother.
(c) Their supposed superiority.
(d) Their innocence and naivete.

15. Since when has the library been closed?
(a) The Earthquake of 1974.
(b) The Tsunami of 1980.
(c) The Hurricane of 1977.
(d) The Volcano Eruption of 1970.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who owns much of Antigua?

2. What does the sign on the front of the library claim?

3. What do the natives do that the tourists do not suspect?

4. Who condemns the tourists' lack of concern?

5. In regard to the laws that the narrator recalls being passed, what do the English have difficulty determining?

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