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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 16, 17, 18 and 19.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator remember Mrs. Todd saying about Captain Littlepage?
(a) He reads a lot.
(b) He is crazy.
(c) He is not married.
(d) He has a housekeeper.

2. To which annual event does Mrs. Todd invite the narrator?
(a) The Bowden family clam bake.
(b) The annual Dunnet sailing regatta.
(c) The annual Dunnet hike.
(d) The Bowden family reunion.

3. Why is the narrator surprised by the invitation?
(a) She isn't a member of the family.
(b) She doesn't have anything to wear.
(c) She doesn't feel she belongs to the community.
(d) The departure is so soon.

4. What natural landscape influences life in the community?
(a) The ocean.
(b) The forest.
(c) The lake.
(d) The mountains.

5. What did Gaffett and his companion do after going on land?
(a) They retrieved their boat and left.
(b) They looked for supplies.
(c) They sent rescuers to the site of the shipwreck.
(d) They went to the pub.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator find impressive about the Captain's retelling of Gaffett's story?

2. What time of year does Joanna's funeral occur?

3. Under what pretense does the narrator leave Mrs. Blackett's home?

4. What did Mrs. Begg dislike about life at Dunnet Landing?

5. Who does the narrator compare Mrs. Fosdick to when describing her visits to others?

(see the answer key)

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