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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. What book is Byron mentioned as the author of?
(a) The Couch of Eros
(b) English Bards and Scottish reviewers
(c) Lyrical Ballads
(d) Poetical Verses

2. Chater accuses Septimus of __________________-.
(a) Misleading his wife.
(b) Insulting his wife.
(c) Betraying his wife.
(d) Stealing his wife.

3. Why does Thomasina turn to Septimus for answers about sex?
(a) Septimus is her tutor.
(b) Septimus is her brother.
(c) Septimus never tries to deceive anyone.
(d) Septimus is honorable and chaste.

4. Lady Croom wants Septimus to _______________________.
(a) Talk Byron out of leaving.
(b) Talk Thomasina out of leaving.
(c) Talk Brice out of leaving.
(d) Talk Chater out of leaving.

5. What does Septimus agree to at the end of the scene?
(a) A second affair with Mrs. Croom.
(b) Marrying Mrs. Chater when she becomes a widow.
(c) Taking on another pupil.
(d) A second duel with Chater.

Short Answer Questions

1. Septimus describes carnal embrace as _______________________.

2. Lady Croom has to ask her daughter for _____________.

3. Thomasina's discussion of rice pudding proves, in her words, that _______________________.

4. At what time has Septimus agreed to duel Chater?

5. What sound recurs in this scene?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Chloe respond to Bernard's reading?

2. What is the theory of heat exchange discussed in the scene?

3. Why does Bernard leave the party?

4. What has Hannah found in a letter?

5. What example of dramatic irony occurs between Septimus and Thomasina?

6. Why have the Chaters and Captain Brice gone off together?

7. Why isn't Septimus bothered by the lost plays of Aeschylus as Thomasina is?

8. What "compact" has Septimus made with Thomasina in the hermitage?

9. Describe Valentine's view of Bernard's article.

10. Why doesn't Bernard want Hannah to know his real name?

(see the answer keys)

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