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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the one person Mrs. Todd doesn't want to see at the reunion?
(a) Captain Bowden.
(b) William Blackett.
(c) Sant Bowden.
(d) Sarah Jane Blackett.

2. Which word best describes the furnishings in the best room in Elijah's house?
(a) Sparing.
(b) Threadbare.
(c) Valuable.
(d) Dark.

3. Where does Joanna go after the engagement is broken?
(a) To the church.
(b) To the forest.
(c) To a nearby island.
(d) To the seashore.

4. How does Mrs. Todd react to Joanna's revelation?
(a) She is worried.
(b) She is angry.
(c) She doesn't know what Joanna means.
(d) She is frightened.

5. In talking to the narrator, what aspect of the event makes Mrs. Todd particularly emotional?
(a) The beauty of the landscape.
(b) Her nostalgia for better days.
(c) Her mother's place of honor in the parade.
(d) The way she is treated by the others.

6. What do the Bowdens do after dinner?
(a) Give speeches.
(b) Play horseshoes.
(c) Go for a walk.
(d) Sing songs.

7. When does Joanna ask Mrs. Todd to return?
(a) In a year.
(b) In a month.
(c) Never.
(d) The next day.

8. How does the narrator imagine Elijah bringing home the furnishings?
(a) On a ship.
(b) In his boat.
(c) In a carriage.
(d) With his wife.

9. Why does Mrs. Todd compare Sant Bowden to the sprig?
(a) Sant doesn't receive enough love and attention from others.
(b) The sprig could do better if it had more ambition.
(c) Sant has potential but is unable to thrive out of his element.
(d) Sant's environment is too harsh for him to thrive.

10. Who does Mrs. Todd begin talking about Sant Bowden with?
(a) Nathan.
(b) Captain Bowden.
(c) Mrs. Caplin.
(d) Sarah Jane Blackett.

11. Who brings Mrs. Blackett to Mrs. Todd's in time for departure?
(a) Captain Bowden.
(b) The narrator.
(c) William.
(d) Captain Littlepage.

12. How long has Elijah lived alone?
(a) Eight years.
(b) Two years.
(c) Four years.
(d) Twelve years.

13. What time of year does Joanna's funeral occur?
(a) Summer.
(b) Spring.
(c) Winter.
(d) Fall.

14. What reason do the visitors give for not having seen as many older guests as they would have hoped?
(a) Maybe the older guests can no longer make the long journey.
(b) Maybe there aren't as many older guests to come anymore.
(c) Maybe the older guests don't enjoy the reunions as much as they used to.
(d) Maybe the older guests are being replaced by the younger generation.

15. What does the narrator stop to study on her walk?
(a) The flight of the bird.
(b) The sound of the waves.
(c) The lines and strength of the Miranda.
(d) The fishermen baiting trawls.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mrs. Blackett point out to the narrator as they make their way through the countryside?

2. What does Elijah tell the narrator about his love interests?

3. What does Elijah do that causes him to shed a tear while talking to the narrator?

4. What punishment does Joanna inflict on herself?

5. Why doesn't Sant make the most of his potential?

(see the answer keys)

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