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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Mrs. Begg dislike about life at Dunnet Landing?
(a) The salty smell of the ocean.
(b) The tight-knit community.
(c) The people lived too far apart.
(d) The constant sound of the sea.
2. What does the Captain assert during the beginning of his conversation with the narrator in Chapter 5?
(a) That only good people will enjoy life after death.
(b) That no one can know the answer.
(c) That everyone can find out before death if they want to.
(d) That there must certainly be life after death.
3. What made the narrator choose Dunnet Landing for her visit?
(a) Its sense of neighborhood and the pleasant cottages.
(b) The friendly people.
(c) Its closeness to the ocean.
(d) The peacefulness of the little village.
4. How would you characterize Mrs. Blackett's demeanor?
5. What does the narrator assert during the beginning of her conversation with Captain Littlepage in Chapter 5?
(a) That death must be the end.
(b) That there must certainly be life after death.
(c) That someday "everyone will know."
(d) That no one can know the answer.
6. How does Mrs. Todd react to the funeral procession?
(a) She is durable and strong enough to withstand the emotional strain.
(b) She is genuinely grief-stricken.
(c) She tries her best to comfort others.
(d) She looks to others for comfort.
7. Where do the narrator and Mrs. Todd find some time to chat?
(a) In the pennyroyal patch.
(b) In a clearance overlooking the sea.
(c) In the tansy patch.
(d) In the garden.
8. How old does the Captain say he is?
(a) Over seventy.
(b) Over ninety.
(c) Over sixty.
(d) Over eighty.
9. What conclusion about the Captain's beliefs can be drawn from his conversation with the narrator?
(a) He tends not to believe in life after death.
(b) He believes that sailors cannot be trusted.
(c) He believes that seafaring is dangerous.
(d) He tends to believe in life after death.
10. How is Captain Littlepage dressed?
(c) Like an old sea captain.
11. Why does Mrs. Todd say she wants to pick herbs on the island where Mrs. Blackett lives?
(a) The herb she needs doesn't grow in Dunnett.
(b) So she can leave some with Mrs. Blackett.
(c) To pass the time while waiting for dinner.
(d) The herb she needs grows best on the island.
12. What does Mrs. Todd say she needs after a difficult afternoon at the end of Chapter 7?
(a) A nice bath.
(b) A long walk.
(c) A quiet evening.
(d) A bit of camomile.
13. What does the author compare knowing a village like Dunnet Landing to?
(a) Becoming acquainted with a single person.
(b) Getting to know a friend better.
(c) A walk on a familiar forest path.
(d) Coming home.
14. Who does the narrator say comes and goes past the schoolhouse window?
(a) Mrs. Todd.
(b) Mrs. Todd's customers.
(c) Captain Littlepage.
(d) The sheep.
15. What natural landscape influences life in the community?
(a) The lake.
(b) The ocean.
(c) The mountains.
(d) The forest.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why didn't Mrs. Todd marry her first love?
2. What conclusion about the narrator's beliefs can be drawn from her conversation with Captain Littlepage?
3. Under which pretense does Mrs. Todd come to the schoolhouse to visit the narrator?
4. What does the narrator do once she's left the house?
5. What does the narrator notice about Captain Littlepage's reputation in Dunnet Landing?
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