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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) The hub of a wagon wheel.
(c) A dance.
(d) A bump in the road.

2. Unexpectedly, Grimes shows up in disguise, having
(a) Been wanted by Scotland Yard.
(b) Faked his own death.
(c) Been a fugitive for months.
(d) Escaped from prison.

3. Silenus's architectural style is biased toward
(a) Scrollwork.
(b) Tudor mansions.
(c) Industrial simplicity.
(d) Gingerbread decor.

4. Why do the officials in France laugh at Paul's comment about the absurdity of the League of Nations?
(a) Because they feel the same.
(b) Because he is incredibly naive.
(c) Because they know he is going to jail.
(d) Because the ladies have turned him in.

5. Official papers are signed that say
(a) Dingy is actually a nurse.
(b) A girl died under anesthesia.
(c) The surgeon was too drunk to operate.
(d) Paul died under anesthesia.

Short Answer Questions

1. While Paul was gone, Margot has married

2. Paul's walking partner

3. While riding through the English countryside toward Kings Thursday, Paul has

4. The professor attracted Mrs. Beste-Chetwynde's attention with a rejected design

5. Again, Paul is living the good life now, as

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the distinguishing characteristic of Paul Pennyfeather that makes him go to Marseilles on business he is not really sure about--to call on women at an address in the depths of the slums?

2. What does Waugh's final passage about Paul's reading say about Paul?

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

4. What is Peter Beste-Chetwynde doing at Scone College? How does Paul feel about him?

5. What is about Margot that is so attractive to Peter? What personal motivation of Margot's does she make very clear to the men around her?

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

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

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

9. What is Paul's response to the mysterious diagnosis, the trip to the hospital and his freedom?

10. Why is it not surprising that Paul and Margot run into Philbrick at the upscale restaurant where they are having lunch?

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