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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 did June discover about herself the morning after the dolmen?
(a) She was a tired woman.
(b) She had physical courage.
(c) She could not have children.
(d) She loved another man.

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

3. In Part One, what do we learn about Bernard's current political views?
(a) He is very conservative.
(b) He is still a Communist.
(c) He is no longer involved in politics at all.
(d) He is a liberal.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Jeremy's niece at the beginning of the story?

2. What was it about the photograph of June and Bernard that Jeremy kept looking at that was so appealing to him?

3. As she lay ill in bed, who do we learn June is jealous of as regards Bernard?

4. What is the Dolmen de la Prunarede?

5. How many children does Jeremy end up having?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Jeremy's friends, such as Toby and Joe, think of Jeremy in terms of being an orphan and living on his own mostly?

2. Why is Jeremy in such discomfort at a point in Part One when June is speaking to him of God and religion?

3. Why did Jeremy feel that Toby Langley did not appreciate his parents?

4. Why does Jeremy state that he naturally identifies with an abandoned child like Sally?

5. Does Jeremy feel like a surrogate parent to Sally?

6. When Bernard's grandson, Alexander, asks his cousin, Harry, at June's burial when his grandma will be coming back, how does Harry's answer nearly sum up June's and Bernard's relationship problems?

7. What was it about his friends' parents that interested Jeremy?

8. When did Jeremy, in the Prologue, feel that he really began to exist or to live?

9. What thoughts are probably going through Jeremy's mind as he watches June plants flower bulbs?

10. In Part One, we know that Jeremy is a bit obsessed with looking at a photograph of June and Bernard that June keeps in her bedroom in the nursing home. What are Jeremy's predominant thoughts when he views the photo?

(see the answer keys)

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