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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. What can we assume about Paul's friend, Potts, at this point?
(a) He is not a friend.
(b) He has kept Paul's secret.
(c) He wants Margot.
(d) He is afraid of Paul.

2. Paul feels that Grimes is actually
(a) A hero.
(b) Dead this time.
(c) In another prison.
(d) Immortal.

3. While Paul was gone, Margot has married
(a) Digby-Vaine-Trumpington.
(b) Silenus.
(c) Philbrick.
(d) Maltravers.

4. Paul seems to believe now in
(a) Being static.
(b) Being adventurous.
(c) Fate.
(d) Taking chances.

5. What is Wilfred Lucas-Dockery's ambition?
(a) To be renowned for his work in prison reform.
(b) To be a Prison Commissioner.
(c) To be a famous investor of artifical sunlight.
(d) To be a Governor of his township.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author warns us that Paul Pennyfeather

2. Paul is ordered by Secretary Maltravers to undergo

3. When Potts arrives, on Grimes' trail, Paul

4. Paul learns of Prendergast's fate through

5. Margot asks Paul to help the young women she is sending to Rio, because

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why do you suppose Potts is intercepting Margot's interviewees across the street as they leave her residence?

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

5. Paul seems to have a temporary coming-out when he travels to London and meets with Potts. How is he different?

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

7. Paul is misunderstood as a misanthrope for wanting to stay in solitary confinement. Why does he prefer it?

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

9. As they approach King's Thursday, Paul seems to be in reverie. What do his daydreams mean?

10. Briefly, discuss how Paul escapes the prison at Egdon-Heath.

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