Dead Poets Society Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who takes the minutes for the first meeting of the Welton Chapter of the Dead Poets Society?
(a) Knox.
(b) Neil.
(c) Todd.
(d) Charlie.

2. In Chapter 7, what did the boys use to prop the rear door of their dorm open?
(a) Brick.
(b) Twig.
(c) Stick.
(d) Small board.

3. What does Keating assign the juniors for homework over the weekend in Chapter 7?
(a) Short story.
(b) Essay and poem.
(c) Read 6 chapters in the text.
(d) Write a paper.

4. How long does Neil read the book he finds on his desk in Chapter 7?
(a) Almost 30 minutes.
(b) 45 minutes.
(c) About an hour.
(d) 90 minutes.

5. How old is Gale Nolan?
(a) 45.
(b) Early 60s.
(c) 64.
(d) Mid-fifties.

6. In Chapter 5, who wants a study group right after dinner?
(a) Harrison.
(b) Perry.
(c) Meeks.
(d) Knox.

7. What does the candle mean that is carried at the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) Academic excellence.
(b) Freedom to learn.
(c) Light of learning.
(d) Light of knowledge.

8. How long has Welton Academy been in existence by Chapter 1?
(a) 100 years.
(b) 150 years.
(c) 125 years.
(d) 75 years.

9. Why doesn't Todd want to go to the Dead Poets Society meeting?
(a) He's too tired.
(b) He doesn't want to get in trouble.
(c) He has to study.
(d) He doesn't want to read.

10. How is the Academy Honor Room decorated?
(a) White plaster.
(b) Ancient wallpaper.
(c) Yellow plaster.
(d) Oak paneling.

11. In Chapter 7, who leads the group from the cave and into the night dancing and howling?
(a) Todd.
(b) Knox.
(c) Charlie.
(d) Neil.

12. What sport does Todd Anderson wish to play at Welton?
(a) Baseball.
(b) Soccer.
(c) Basketball.
(d) Rowing.

13. What subject does Dr. Hager teach the juniors?
(a) Analytic Geometry.
(b) Calculus.
(c) Physics.
(d) Trigonometry.

14. What accent does Mr. McAllister have?
(a) Irish.
(b) German.
(c) Scottish.
(d) French.

15. What book is on Neil's desk when he returns to his room in Chapter 7?
(a) Poems by Whitman.
(b) Poetry anthology.
(c) Poems by Thoreau.
(d) Chemistry text.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 5, what play does Chris suggest Ginny try out for?

2. Who wrote the phrase "sucking the marrow out of life"?

3. When was Welton Academy established?

4. In Chapter 5 after lunch, what class do the juniors have?

5. Who wrote "O Captain! My Captain!"?

(see the answer keys)

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