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Multiple Choice Questions

1. June and Bernard had another obsession. What was it?
(a) Science.
(b) Music.
(c) Dancing.
(d) Communism.

2. What is it that Jeremy's young son, Alexander, keeps asking on the car ride to the cemetery?
(a) "When is she coming back?"
(b) "WIll Grandpa die too?"
(c) "Why did Grandma die?"
(d) "Are we there yet?"

3. How many children does Jeremy end up having?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) None.
(d) Four.

4. What does June believe she discovered after the incident with the dogs?
(a) God.
(b) The perfect animals.
(c) Her true self.
(d) The meaning of life.

5. Bernard leaves the grave site to walk toward a yew tree in the cemetery. What does he do there?
(a) Cries.
(b) Watches the sunset.
(c) Counts the headstones.
(d) Has a cigarette.

6. What was June's job when she first encountered Bernard?
(a) French teacher for foreign diplomat's children.
(b) Senator's secretary.
(c) Interpreter and occasional translator of French documents.
(d) Socialist Party leader.

7. During June's generation, what was the worst possible thing that could happen to a girl?
(a) Getting a divorce.
(b) Becoming a nun.
(c) Being pregnant outside of marriage.
(d) Not being married by the age of 25.

8. In the Preface, what liberty does Jeremy report that he takes in his book?
(a) He explains his affair with another woman.
(b) He describes his home life with Jenny.
(c) He recounts certain conversations.
(d) He writes about his dead parents.

9. What is it that June dreaded when thinking about marriage?
(a) Shopping for groceries.
(b) Having babies.
(c) The honeymoon.
(d) Housework.

10. What is inferred in the last sentence of the Preface?
(a) June and Bernard haunt Jeremy's home.
(b) June and Bernard never forgive Jeremy.
(c) Jeremy believes in ghosts and spiritualism.
(d) June and Bernard are dead.

11. What was one of the reasons Jeremy did not pursue girls at the age of seventeen?
(a) He felt he was not good looking enough.
(b) He was busy with two jobs.
(c) He was not attracted to them.
(d) It would distract him from his school work.

12. Why does Jeremy go knocking on his friend, Toby's, door?
(a) To hang out.
(b) To go drinking at Notting Hill.
(c) To spend time with Toby's parents.
(d) To have a game of ball.

13. What is it about Jeremy that reminds June of Bernard?
(a) His sense of humor.
(b) His warmth and kindness.
(c) His dryness and distance.
(d) His looks.

14. Why did Jeremy persist in his friendship with his in-laws?
(a) They were so alike in all ways.
(b) He loved them.
(c) They were constantly at his home.
(d) Due to a lifetime habit of befriending parental figures.

15. What was it about the photograph of June and Bernard that Jeremy kept looking at that was so appealing to him?
(a) Their smiles were infectious.
(b) The colors were true to life.
(c) They both were in formal dress.
(d) The innocence of the time it was taken in.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Jeremy do for Sally?

2. What kind of religious service is performed at June's burial?

3. What did Harper do for a living?

4. When Jeremy spoke with Bernard, how did he feel about June?

5. Where did Jenny's parents live when Jeremy first met them?

(see the answer keys)

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