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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 is the Dolmen de la Prunarede?
(a) Jenny's ideal place to live.
(b) An ancient burial site that became a family site.
(c) Jeremy's home town.
(d) The place where June and Bernard married.

2. What kind of religious service is performed at June's burial?
(a) Catholic.
(b) None.
(c) Buddhist.
(d) Anglican.

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

4. What completely overshadowed Jeremy and Jenny's life until their first child was born?
(a) Jenny's inability to have a child.
(b) June's illness.
(c) Bernard's drinking.
(d) Jeremy's work.

5. How old is Jeremy's niece at the beginning of the story?
(a) Newborn.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bernard think of living in and reflecting upon the present?

2. Why does Jeremy go knocking on his friend, Toby's, door?

3. At what age did Jeremy eventually get married?

4. What is the dream that has haunted June for forty years?

5. What did Harper do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way did Sally react when she could hear her parents having one of their violent arguments?

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

3. How does June feel that Bernard is so different from her?

4. How did Jeremy feel about leaving home for Oxford and being free to live on his own?

5. In what way do Jeremy and June disagree on June's reference to her story of the black dogs in Part One of the story?

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

7. How does Jeremy feel about his friends' parents?

8. 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?

9. During one of her conversations with Jeremy, June talks about her obsessive relationship with Bernard and their love for one another that could not work. How does June find peace with this?

10. In Bernard's version of how he and June first met, he says that he could see no point in her job, therefore he did not notice her at all. In his world, she did not even exist until someone told him that she was beautiful. What might this say about Bernard's personality?

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