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Gerald Durrell
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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 advice did Prudence give Mother about Margo's behavior?
(a) She suggested Mother send Margo to a boarding school.
(b) She suggested Mother bring Margo back to Corfu.
(c) She suggested Mother talk to Dr. Androichelli again.
(d) She suggested Mother come right away and talk to Margo.

2. Why did Captain Creech show up at the Durrell house?
(a) He was invited by Theo.
(b) He was invited by Larrry.
(c) He heard about Gerald's collection of creatures.
(d) He was invited by Mother.

3. Where and by who was the white owl found?
(a) In an old shed by a workman.
(b) In an old shed by an old woman.
(c) In an old barn by a farmer.
(d) In an old barn by a child.

4. What was Max doing in the kitchen when Margo walked in?
(a) Setting fire to a five pound note.
(b) Climbing out of the kitchen window.
(c) Making a pot of coffee.
(d) Going through the kitchen drawers.

5. What was the name of the Countess's husband?
(a) Richard.
(b) August.
(c) Henri.
(d) Maurice.

Short Answer Questions

1. What new health problem beset Margo after Leslie's court case?

2. What sounds could be heard in the olive press?

3. What was Pavlo's special talent?

4. What did Larry think was making all the commotion in the attic in the middle of the night?

5. What happened during the seance that startled Prue and made her scream?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who arrived at the house in the middle of the night? Where did they come from and why did they come to the villa? How did the family react to their arrival?

2. What sound woke Larry in the middle of the night that caused him to wake the rest of the family? What did Gerald tell them all that explained things? What had caused the noise?

3. Who was Demetrios-Mustapha? How did he get this name?

4. Where did Margo go for treatment for her acne and weight gain? With whom did she stay? Was the treatment successful?

5. What unusual method did Donald and Max have for leaving the villa on the night of their visit? What happened as they left?

6. What kinds of food and drink did Gerald's luncheon with the Countess consist of? How did Gerald feel as he left the Countess' villa to go home?

7. What happened when Gerald arrived home after his visit with Pavlo and the gypsy?

8. What happened to Mother, Larry and the rest of the crew on the yacht ride with Mother? How did Mother react to the event? What was in the letter Captain Creech sent Mother after his departure and how did Mother respond to it?

9. Who was Tickletummy? Where did Tickletummy come from? What special quality did Tickletummy have that warranted his name?

10. What did Pru tell Mother about Margo's behavior in London? What were her concerns? How did Margo react to the concerns of her great aunts and mother?

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