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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. About what are they arguing?
(a) Breakfast being burned.
(b) The horse being lame.
(c) Breakfast being late.
(d) The cow losing a leg.

2. What is Adam doing when Flora comes downstairs?
(a) Snoring.
(b) Whittling.
(c) Playing a harmonica.
(d) Cutting turnips and watching the livestock through an open door.

3. What does Charles reiterate to Flora?
(a) His offer to rescue her if need be.
(b) How to build fire in a pot-bellied stove.
(c) The best way to confront a mad bull.
(d) The convoluted route.

4. What does Flora want to do?
(a) Give relatives her monthly stipend in exchange for room and board.
(b) Join a convent.
(c) Go to Hollywood and try to get in the silent films.
(d) Get a job as a nanny overseas.

5. What does Flora decide to buy Adam next time she is in Howling?
(a) A bottle of liquid soap.
(b) A sponge.
(c) Some brillo pads.
(d) A dish mop.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does Mr. Mybug speak constantly?

2. Who does Elfine think Aunt Ada Doom plans for Flora to marry?

3. What does Amos do at church?

4. Upon what course of action does Flora decide?

5. How does Flora feel about her progress in straightening out the farm?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Flora learn about Seth and how does she plan to use this information?

2. What does Aunt Ada Doom keep talking about and what's your "take" on this?

3. What demonstrates Judith's rather bizarre attachment to her son, Seth?

4. Describe Flora's conversation with Reuben about Cold Comfort Farm; do you think Flora is sincere?

5. What shows how strongly Flora thinks she is Cold Comfort Farm's guide to sanity?

6. What self-imposed task seems next to impossible once Flora is confronted with the realities of Cold Comfort Farm?

7. Give a very brief synopsis of COLD COMFORT FARM.

8. How does Flora's plan begin to blossom for getting Amos Starkadder "out of the picture"?

9. To which relatives does Flora write?

10. Briefly characterize each of the main Starkadders introduced in Chapter 3.

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