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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why can't Roy use William's memories of singing at Ted's home?
(a) Because he is interested in writing not singing.
(b) Because of the type of songs they sang.
(c) Roy thinks William remembers incorrectly.
(d) Amy won't allow it.

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

3. What does William claim about him and Ted?
(a) He and Ted exchanged dozens of letters, all of which William still has.
(b) He and Ted had a falling out and William burns all Ted's letters.
(c) He makes no claims.
(d) He has no letters or other materials from his association with Ted.

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

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

6. What is an anecdote Roy cannot use that William relates?
(a) That Ted criticizes Henry James.
(b) That Ted criticizes Dickens.
(c) That Ted criticizes Samuel Richardson.
(d) That Ted loved Rosie passionately.

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

8. Into what topic does Kear ease into finally?
(a) Kear's sister.
(b) Collaborating on a project.
(c) The life of the late Edward Driffield.
(d) A novel upon which Kear is working.

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

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

11. Who sees William off when he is leaving for fall term?
(a) Mary-Ann.
(b) Ted and Rosie.
(c) His uncle.
(d) No one.

12. What does William use to interpret between the lines of what he learns about Ted and Rosie?
(a) His own mother's history.
(b) Novels that he has read.
(c) His uncle's statements.
(d) Nothing; the history is pretty clear.

13. Why does the person telling William the story of the Driffields say Ted marries Rosie.
(a) No proper girl would have him.
(b) Love at first sight.
(c) Rosie is beautiful.
(d) Rosie is pregnant.

14. What does Ashenden declare about Driffield's novels?
(a) They are boring.
(b) They are mostly ideas from other authors.
(c) They are complex and intriquing.
(d) He does not comment.

15. With whom does William go to school?
(a) The Kemp children.
(b) His brothers.
(c) No one.
(d) His cousins.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Roy want when he calls William?

2. From whom does Ashenden ignore telephone messages?

3. What does Ted insist?

4. Where does William want to stay when helping Roy?

5. What occasionally embarrasses William at the Driffield's house?

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