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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Roy wonder about Rosie?
(a) If Ted actually married her.
(b) If she and Ted loved each other.
(c) How to portray her.
(d) If she is still alive.

3. What does Ashenden wonder as he and Kear are having lunch?
(a) What Kear wants of Ashenden .
(b) How Kear can be so trite.
(c) How Ashenden was silly enough to agree to this meeting.
(d) Why the lunch was going on two hours now.

4. What does William say is Ted's outstanding merit?
(a) His first wife Rosie.
(b) His longevity.
(c) His good taste in horses.
(d) His Bohemian lifestyle.

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

6. What are the Curate and Kemp urging Ted to do?
(a) Write a book about Christ.
(b) Write a book about Blackstable.
(c) Sing and join in the chorus.
(d) Come to church on Christmas eve.

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

8. What does William wonder about Ted?
(a) If he ever read any of William's books.
(b) How he could have married someone like Amy.
(c) If he still loved Rosie after marrying Amy.
(d) How he ever ganis such critical acclaim.

9. What does Amy provide copies of to William?
(a) A check for 1000 pounds.
(b) A check for 100 pounds.
(c) The original manuscript of a book that has a character based upon William.
(d) Edward Driffield's letters.

10. Where did William once meet Amy?
(a) In a bookstore as Driffield is signing books.
(b) At a ball given by Lady Ashmore.
(c) William has never met her.
(d) At a luncheon given by Lady Hodmarsh.

11. What does William suggest to Roy as he arrives?
(a) Roy may be Ted's successor.
(b) He is acutally less boring than Ted to read.
(c) He should really read one of Ted's books.
(d) Roy is being mediocre by adoring a mediocre writer.

12. What do intelligent people cease to do after age 30?
(a) Think.
(b) Feel.
(c) Read.
(d) Fight.

13. What does William say the English reverence in general?
(a) Men who have rebelled.
(b) Propriety.
(c) Dead authors.
(d) Old age.

14. What is Rosie able to do for long periods without growing bored?
(a) Knit.
(b) Spin wool.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Sew.

15. What does William recommend about Ted's first novel while at school?
(a) That it be burned.
(b) That it be used in class.
(c) Nothing.
(d) That it be removed from the library.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ted characterize William as a youth?

2. What is Kear able to do?

3. When is William embarrassed?

4. What does William do when he sneaks out to the Driffields?

5. At what is Ted best depicting?

(see the answer keys)

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