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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Silenus feels that life resembles
(a) A large spinning wheel.
(b) A dance.
(c) The hub of a wagon wheel.
(d) A bump in the road.

2. Ironically, the women are being escorted to Rio by
(a) Peter Beste-Chetwynde.
(b) Paul Pennyfeather.
(c) Captain Grimes.
(d) Mrs. Beste-Chetwynde.

3. What is familiar about Prendergast in his new role as prison chaplain?
(a) His wig.
(b) His cane.
(c) His clothing.
(d) His walk.

4. Paul's new walking companion believes the chaplain is
(a) A Satan worshipper.
(b) Not a well man.
(c) A fake.
(d) Not a Christian.

5. Paul's train ride to Kings Thursday foreshadows
(a) The loss of his earthly fortune.
(b) His death.
(c) A new life.
(d) Another loss of his true character.

Short Answer Questions

1. Paul is convicted and sentenced for

2. Wilfred Lucas-Dockery forces Paul to

3. The author wants us to deduce that Otto Silenus is

4. Grimes is assumed to be dead because

5. Official papers are signed that say

Short Essay Questions

1. On whom can we blame the death of Prendergast?

2. On his way to Egdon-Heath, what does Paul learn ?

3. Where does Paul fit into Silenus' description of the wheel of life?

4. When Margot announces her upcoming marriage to Maltravers, what is Paul's reaction?

5. What is ironic about Captain Grimes, besides the fact that he keeps showing up in Paul's life?

6. How is Paul given the news of Prendergast's death?

7. Describe the trait in Paul Pennyfeather that makes him ask Alistair Digby-Vaine-Trumpington to be his best man.

8. What comparable trait can be said to be possessed by both Margot and Grimes?

9. Margot Beste-Chetwynde had been at King's Thursday only once before she purchased the property many years later. Discuss that visit.

10. How does the judge see Paul's involvement in the crime for which he is convicted?

(see the answer keys)

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