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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who suggests Morwenna join the library's science fiction book club in the novel?
(a) Sam.
(b) Miss Carroll.
(c) The librarian.
(d) Daniel.

2. What is the name of Morwenna's paternal grandfather?
(a) Owen.
(b) Hugh.
(c) Sam.
(d) Daniel.

3. Glorfindel instructs Morwenna that she must travel to a ruin and gather what for a ritual there?
(a) Maple syrup.
(b) Deer blood.
(c) Oak leaves.
(d) Smooth rocks.

4. When was Robert Anson Heinlein born?
(a) 1951.
(b) 1888.
(c) 1907.
(d) 1934.

5. What relative of Morwenna's "disgraced herself by marrying a Catholic"?
(a) Auntie Maudie.
(b) Auntie Gertrude.
(c) Auntie Olwen.
(d) Auntie Teg.

Short Answer Questions

1. Glorfindel instructs Morwenna that she must travel to a ruin and gather ingredients for a ritual on what day?

2. What must Morwenna have in order to get a card at the town library?

3. What is Morwenna's last name?

4. What does Morwenna respect the most about Sam?

5. Morwenna spends a journal entry explaining that she is mad at whom about her sister's death?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Morwenna describe the fairies of Wales in the novel?

2. How is the character of Wim introduced in the novel? What mystery surrounds Wim?

3. Why has Morwenna traveled with her sister to the factory in the opening of the novel?

4. In what ways are characters revealed in literature? How does this relate to the character of Wim?

5. Who does Morwenna strike up a friendship with from the book club? Where do they first meet outside of the library?

6. What objects and effects are a part of the ritual Morwenna does to protect herself from her mother in the fifth section of the novel?

7. How is Morwenna conflicted about her eccentricities in the novel? How is this illustrated at Arlinghurst?

8. How is the character of Morwenna illustrated in "Among Others"? In what ways does she relate to the novel's author?

9. Describe the first letter Morwenna receives from her mother at Arlilnghurst. Why does Morwenna treasure the letter?

10. Describe the narrative style of "Among Others". In what format are the events of the novel retold?

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