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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Amy have to force Ted to do?
(a) Write.
(b) Bathe and change clothing.
(c) Pay his bills.
(d) Talk to her.

2. Who does William see in the dark while Rosie is having tea with Mary-Ann?
(a) Kemp.
(b) No one.
(c) Ted.
(d) His uncle.

3. What does William fail to do when Ted gives him money?
(a) Write a thank you note.
(b) Give his brother half.
(c) Tithe 10 percent.
(d) Give half to his uncle.

4. What mystifies the young William about Rosie after he hears her history?
(a) That Ted would marry her.
(b) That she is still light hearted.
(c) That she has never had a baby.
(d) That his uncle would forbid his associating with her.

5. Where does William want to go?
(a) London.
(b) Ferne Church.
(c) Fairfield Cathedral.
(d) Paris.

6. How does Ashenden characterize Kear's early novels?
(a) Trash.
(b) Tasteful.
(c) Repugnant.
(d) Exquisitely beautiful.

7. From where does Amy often have to fetch Ted?
(a) The house of ill repute.
(b) The gambling hall.
(c) The Bear and Key.
(d) The pool hall.

8. What does Roy want when he calls William?
(a) A note he left with William.
(b) To visit.
(c) Any photographs of Driffield William may have.
(d) A copy of William's diary entries about Driffield.

9. With whom has Kear just spent a weekend?
(a) Kear's sister.
(b) The publisher of a very prestigious house that wants Kear to collaborate with Ashenden.
(c) A friend in high places politically.
(d) Driffield's widow.

10. What do some of the people at Mrs. Greencourt's tea party believe about literature?
(a) They do not really discuss literature.
(b) It should reflect life in all its various aspects, both good and bad.
(c) It should be uplifting to the soul and in praise of God.
(d) It ought not to deal with the vicious aspects of society.

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

12. What does the Vicar announce at dinner?
(a) Rosie has left Ted for Kemp.
(b) Ted Driffield is in debtors prison.
(c) The Driffields have bolted to London, abandoning their debts.
(d) William has been accepted into Oxford.

13. About what does Roy talk that irritates William?
(a) Peace.
(b) The Olympic gods.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Pan.

14. In what town does Ashenden grow up?
(a) Standis.
(b) Kent.
(c) Blackstable.
(d) Breckwhich.

15. Who does Galloway mention?
(a) William.
(b) Ted.
(c) Roy Kear.
(d) Mrs. Greencourt.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who cannot get William alone the last time he sees Ted?

2. What does William say is Ted's outstanding merit?

3. What does William say the English reverence in general?

4. What does Amy provide copies of to William?

5. Who is generous in giving new writers a leg up?

(see the answer keys)

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