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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What philosophical concepts do Septimus and Thomasina discuss in the scene?
(a) Ignorance and knowledge.
(b) Asthetic freedom versus asthetic limitations.
(c) Relativity and absolute truth.
(d) Free will and determination.

2. Jellaby arrives to ________________________.
(a) Deliver a letter to Thomasina.
(b) Deliver a letter to Septimus.
(c) Collect a letter from Septimus.
(d) Challenge Septimus to a duel.

3. Why is Hannah skeptical of Bernard's conclusion regarding Byron's duel with Chater?
(a) He has not established that Byron was even there
(b) Chater died from a monkey bite
(c) Byron was lame and could not shoot
(d) Bernard has only proved that a duel was fought.

4. Thomasina is supposed to be studying
(a) Physics.
(b) Algebra.
(c) Romantic Poetry.
(d) Chemistry.

5. Thomasina delivers a letter from ________________.
(a) Mr. Noakes.
(b) Mr. Chater.
(c) Mrs. Chater.
(d) Lady Croom.

6. Brice claims that as a tutor, Septimus must __________________________.
(a) Ignore Thomasina's requests for information.
(b) Keep Thomasina in ignorance of certain matters.
(c) Guard Thomasina from gossip.
(d) Inform Thomasina thoroughly in every matter.

7. What does Thomasina believe she can plot with mathematical formulas?
(a) Shapes in nature.
(b) Apples.
(c) Manufactured images.
(d) Turtles.

8. Where does the play take place?
(a) Central Park, New York.
(b) Sidley Park, Derbyshire.
(c) Sydney Park, Australia.
(d) Rosings Park, Derbyshire.

9. Why does Septimus describe Noakes as the serpent in the garden?
(a) Because Noakes is dishonest.
(b) Because Noakes discovered Septimus' tryst and told others about it.
(c) Because Noakes tried to lead Septimus into temptation.
(d) Because Noakes discovered Mrs. Chater with Byron, but accused Septimus instead.

10. Septimus compares Thomasina's rice pudding analogy to _____________________________.
(a) Man's inherent evil nature.
(b) The theory of relativity.
(c) Manifest destiny.
(d) Man's free will or self-determination.

11. What is Hannah reading at the beginning of the scene?
(a) A letter from Septimus
(b) The journal of Lord Byron
(c) The journal of Thomasina Coverly
(d) The Couch of Eros

12. Why does Thomasina hate Cleopatra?
(a) Because Cleopatra destroyed Rome.
(b) Because Cleopatra spoke Latin.
(c) Because Cleopatra hated Queen Elizabeth.
(d) Because Cleopatra was consumed with love and sex.

13. What is remarkable about Thomasina's math equations?
(a) The technique she uses is only about 20-years-old
(b) The solutions disprove Newton's theories
(c) The data is pulled from piano music
(d) The equations are riddled with errors

14. What does Hannah demand of Bernard that prompts him to call her a silly bitch?
(a) Another review of her book.
(b) Proof for his theories on Byron.
(c) Another piece of research in exchange for hers.
(d) Proof for his theory of chaos.

15. Who is onstage when the scene begins?
(a) Thomasina.
(b) Hannah.
(c) Lady Croom.
(d) Chloe.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the proof that Byron was at Sidley Park in 1809?

2. Chloe asks Hannah ___________________________.

3. Who arrives after Hannah exits?

4. According to Lady Croom, who has shot a pigeon?

5. What is Valentine studying using his mathematical process?

(see the answer keys)

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