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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. Where does Thomas Vass move after Norday is deserted?
2. Who does Thorfinn assume has stayed on the deserted island?
(a) Janet Olafson.
(b) Matthew Ragnarson.
(c) One of the hippie families.
(d) Jimmy Greeno.
3. How does Thorfinn imagine Prince Charles life after the escape?
(a) Becoming a great writer of romance novels.
(b) A glorious death on the fields of battle.
(c) Full of pomp and circumstance.
(d) Living out his years as a crofter on Norday Island.
4. What is Mr. Abernethy passionately against?
(c) Tory government.
(d) Strong drink.
5. What does Matilda Kerrigan do to the three surveyors?
(a) Attacks their equipment.
(b) Invites them to stay with her.
(c) Drowns them in the ocean.
(d) Shoots them with a rifle.
Short Answer Questions
1. When does the Bishop Usher set the date of Creation?
2. What is the grand plan of the government for Norday island's new purpose?
3. What is Matilda Kerrigan known as in Norday Island?
4. How many rooms does the laird's Hall have?
5. What is Elphinstone's role on Norday?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was the present laird, Mr. Harcourt-Smithers, so much poorer than his forefathers?
2. What is happening to both the laird's house and the minister's manse in chapter 5?
3. Why did the hippies finally leave Norday Island?
4. In chapter five one of the previous minister uses the title of the book when referring to fossils. What does he mean?
5. What is a press gang?
6. Who is Major Schneider?
7. What did the Ragnarson's dog, Stalwart, do when the workers came to tear down the fences in order that Ingle might become part of the Aerodrome building site?
8. In chapter 6, what is Elphinstone's role in rounding up the young men for military service?
9. According to chapter 5, how did the lairds of old manage to be so wealthy?
10. Who was Revd Hector Drummond and what was he like?
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