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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Tommy Traddles studying for a career in?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Medicine.
(c) Law.
(d) Sales.

2. Why does Steerforth want to accompany David to Yarmouth?
(a) Because he wants to be with David as much as possible.
(b) Because it will be funny to see poor people in their natural environment.
(c) Because he needs to get away from his mother.
(d) Because he wants to marry Emily.

3. When is Peggotty fired?
(a) After Mr. Murdstone marries David's mother.
(b) Never.
(c) After David's mother's funeral.
(d) After David's mother has another son.

4. How long after his father's death is David born?
(a) One day.
(b) Four months.
(c) Six months.
(d) Two weeks.

5. What does Dora's friend inform David of?
(a) That Dora is going to become a nun.
(b) That Dora is getting married to Steerforth.
(c) That David has no chance with Dora so he should just leave her alone.
(d) That Dora is going to visit her in London and he is welcome to visit as well.

6. What does Agnes confess to being worried about before David leaves Canterbury?
(a) Her father's drinking problem and Uriah Heep's influence.
(b) Her dog and her cat.
(c) Her hair is falling out.
(d) Her job and her boyfriend.

7. What does Emily's uncle, Mr. Peggotty, decide to do when Emily runs away?
(a) Go to London with David to try to find Emily.
(b) Move to Australia.
(c) Forget about Emily.
(d) Get married.

8. What does David learn about Emily shortly after arriving in Yarmouth?
(a) She is pregnant.
(b) She is engaged.
(c) She has been apprenticed to the tailor shop as a dressmaker.
(d) She has died.

9. What happens when Miss Betsey privately speaks with a man on the street who obviously disturbs her?
(a) She does not talk to a man on the street who obviously disturbs her.
(b) She slaps the man.
(c) She cries to David about it.
(d) She returns agitated, with most of the money in her purse gone.

10. How is David's mother's health affected by her marriage?
(a) She falls into bad health and seems unlikely to recover.
(b) She gets diabetes.
(c) She has a heart attack.
(d) It is not.

11. Who helps execute Barkis' will?
(a) Mr. Wickfield.
(b) Peggotty.
(c) David.
(d) Traddles.

12. Who does Agnes say is a bad influence on David?
(a) Traddles.
(b) Mr. Wickfield.
(c) Mr. Murdstone.
(d) Steerforth.

13. Who does David serve as apprentice under by Miss Betsey's arrangement?
(a) Mr. Wickfield.
(b) Mr. Spencer.
(c) Mr. Murdstone.
(d) Mr. Spenlow.

14. How do David and Steerforth help each other?
(a) David helps Steerforth in school, and Steerforth helps David find dates.
(b) They do not help each other.
(c) By sneaking out at night.
(d) David tells Steerforth stories nightly, and Steerforth helps David with difficult assignments.

15. Why do the Micawbers have to leave Plymouth?
(a) They do not leave Plymouth.
(b) Because they cannot stop fighting with each other.
(c) Because they get kicked out of their house.
(d) Because Mrs. Micawber's family is unable to provide financial assistance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Steerforth's butler?

2. What does David learn on his birthday?

3. What announcement at Peggotty's home is interrupted by David and Steerforth's arrival?

4. How does Agnes react to seeing David drunk?

5. Who does Ham see talking with Emily in town before she runs away?

(see the answer keys)

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