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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. Thomasina's discussion of rice pudding proves, in her words, that _______________________.
(a) You cannot stir things apart.
(b) You cannot create chaos from order.
(c) You cannot separate things permanently.
(d) You can't always get what you want.

2. Who seems particularly offended by Septimus' dalliance with Mrs. Chater?
(a) Noakes.
(b) Jellaby.
(c) Lord Croom.
(d) Brice.

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

4. Where does Chater ask Septimus to join him?
(a) In the sun room.
(b) In the hermitage.
(c) In the garden.
(d) In the gun room.

5. What does Hannah's letter prove?
(a) It proves that Brice wanted to kill Byron.
(b) It proves that Byron duelled with Chater in 1809.
(c) It proves that Byron was dead by 1810.
(d) It proves that Chater was dead by 1810.

Short Answer Questions

1. Thomasina is supposed to be studying

2. What philosophical concepts do Septimus and Thomasina discuss in the scene?

3. What book is Byron mentioned as the author of?

4. What does Chloe claim is true of her brother?

5. What is Valentine studying using his mathematical process?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Septimus burn Byron's letter without reading it?

2. What comfort does Lady Croom take in her brother's marriage to Mrs. Chater?

3. What mistake has Bernard made in researching the letters he found in Byron's book?

4. Why is Hannah interested in the hermit of Sidley Park?

5. What occurs between Hannah and Gus at the end of the scene?

6. What plan of Byron's is objectionable to Lady Croom?

7. Why couldn't Thomasina have carried out her calculations to completion?

8. What is the relationship between Thomasina and Septimus?

9. How does Septimus avoid a duel with Chater?

10. What is Thomasina's major objection to Cleopatra's obsession with love and sex?

(see the answer keys)

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