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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Jenny's parents live when Jeremy first met them?
(a) In separate countries.
(b) In North London.
(c) In Australia.
(d) In the South of France.

2. How often did Jenny and her brothers see their parents?
(a) Hardly ever.
(b) Several times a year.
(c) Every day.
(d) Once a week.

3. In what way were June and Bernard alike in the beginning of their relationship?
(a) They were very spiritual.
(b) They both enjoyed theater and music.
(c) They were ophans.
(d) They were both communists.

4. When did Sally let on that she had been abused as a child?
(a) When she turned thirteen.
(b) She never did.
(c) When she was about twenty-years-old.
(d) When she was five-years-old.

5. When Jeremy spoke with Bernard, how did he feel about June?
(a) He knew June was outlandishlly wrong about the world.
(b) He felt June was right in her world beliefs.
(c) He felt sorry for her.
(d) He was glad he knew her.

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

7. From what year is the framed photograph on June Tremaine's locker by her bed in the nursing home?
(a) 1946.
(b) 1930.
(c) 1989.
(d) 1972.

8. What did Jeremy continue to do after leaving North Oxford?
(a) Leaving places and people.
(b) Studying.
(c) Switching girlfriends.
(d) Writing to Harper.

9. At what age did Jeremy eventually get married?
(a) In his forties.
(b) In his mid-thirties.
(c) Twenty-nine.
(d) Twenty.

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

11. What was Jeremy writing?
(a) June's memoir.
(b) His autobiography.
(c) A family history.
(d) Bernard's travelogues.

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

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

14. Why does Jeremy state that he was something of a parent at the age of seventeen?
(a) His girlfirend got pregnant and ran away.
(b) He wanted to become a teacher.
(c) He felt older than all of his school friends.
(d) He took care of his sister's only child.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Jeremy realize to be the simplest way of getting back a lost parent?

2. What was one of the reasons Jeremy did not pursue girls at the age of seventeen?

3. What is it that Jeremy's young son, Alexander, keeps asking on the car ride to the cemetery?

4. What is Jeremy's reaction to discovering what June and Bernard's obsession together had been?

5. According to Jeremy, looking after children is one way of what?

(see the answer keys)

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