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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who tells William of the Driffield's background?
(a) William's aunt.
(b) William's uncle.
(c) A maid named Mary-Ann.
(d) William's teacher.

2. How does Rosie treat William?
(a) Like a child.
(b) Like a pest.
(c) Like her brother.
(d) Like a grownup.

3. Who cannot get William alone the last time he sees Ted?
(a) lady Hodmarsh.
(b) Amy.
(c) Roy.
(d) Ted.

4. What can't William imagine?
(a) That Rosie would ever think William was worth her while.
(b) That Ted would ever tire of Rosie.
(c) That Rosie would want to be with Ted.
(d) That Rosie would do the filthy things Mary-Ann claims.

5. What is Driffield awarded at a birthday celebration?
(a) A knighthood.
(b) A lifelong achievement plaque.
(c) Nothing; he dies before the celebration takes place.
(d) The Order of Merit.

6. Why does Ted teach William to ride a bicycle?
(a) William seems not to be able to teach himself.
(b) Ted is trying to ingratiate himself with William's aunt.
(c) William's uncle requests it of Ted.
(d) Ted feels sorry for William.

7. What becomes genius?
(a) Anything a man reads after age 40.
(b) Longevity.
(c) Silence.
(d) Triteness.

8. How does Ashenden characterize people in the countryside where he is raised?
(a) Rude.
(b) Irritable and suspicious.
(c) Well read and educated.
(d) Gracious.

9. What does Ted teach William?
(a) How to create believable characters.
(b) How to ride a bicycle.
(c) How to flirt with pretty girls.
(d) How to filet a fish.

10. How does Amy want Rosie portrayed?
(a) As ruining Ted morally, physically, and financially.
(b) As a poor, illiterate peasant.
(c) As a glory hound.
(d) As a floosie.

11. To what of Shakespeare's aspects are Ted compared?
(a) Shakespeare's worst aspects.
(b) Shakespeare's best aspects.
(c) A few of Shakespeare's aspects, but mostly Ted is compared to James Joyce.
(d) None.

12. What occasionally embarrasses William at the Driffield's house?
(a) An allusion to his uncle's strictness.
(b) The looks that pass between Rosie and Ted.
(c) An allusion to his uncle's sermons.
(d) The looks that pass between Rosie and Kemp.

13. What does the young William sometimes wonder about?
(a) If he will be a writer like Ted.
(b) If his uncle and aunt have ever done the things Rosie and Ted do.
(c) Why the Driffields bother with an youth.
(d) If Rosie is happy.

14. What does Ted insist?
(a) That William make an etching for Ted.
(b) That William dress more formally.
(c) That William ask his uncle's permission.
(d) That Rosie come along with them.

15. Who can Ashenden's aunt not abide?
(a) Opinionated people.
(b) Nobility.
(c) Uneducated people.
(d) Tradesmen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Amy write to William?

2. Who is Miss Fellows?

3. With whom does Ted's companion Rosie carry on at one time?

4. About what part of Ashenden's life does he reminisce?

5. What mystifies the young William about Rosie after he hears her history?

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