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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens when Pepys sees that a maid has been negligent?
(a) He tells his wife to deal with it.
(b) He does nothing.
(c) He fires her.
(d) He beats her.

2. Once again in January-June 1662, how is Pepys planning to have a frugal life?
(a) By getting rid of servants.
(b) By going to church more.
(c) By no longer keeping up with fashions.
(d) By abstaining from wine.

3. In January-June 1662, who is increasing their threats?
(a) Only the Dutch.
(b) The English.
(c) The Germans.
(d) The French and the Dutch.

4. What is the name of Pepys's wife's companion who lied?
(a) Lady Lord Sandwich.
(b) Mary.
(c) Clementine.
(d) Ashwell.

5. What is Pepys feelings about his wife's need for a companion?
(a) He is jealous.
(b) He has no feelings on the issue.
(c) He fights with her about it.
(d) He likes the idea.

6. Who trusts Pepys to watch valuable jewels?
(a) The King.
(b) Lord Sandwich.
(c) Pepys' cousin.
(d) Will.

7. The birth of what causes Pepys to chide his wife?
(a) A baby.
(b) Her sister's baby.
(c) Puppies.
(d) A calf.

8. Despite the fact that he has a lot of money, what does Pepys begin to worry about in July-December 1660?
(a) The financial state of the city.
(b) His finances.
(c) The financial state of the country.
(d) The financial state of the Navy.

9. What does Pepys do each March?
(a) Throw a celebration to honor those who were there for him.
(b) Go into hiding.
(c) Throw a celebration for the king.
(d) Throw a party for his wife.

10. Who resists the Royals in July-December 1660?
(a) Pepys.
(b) Religious fanatics.
(c) No one.
(d) Pepys' wife.

11. Who spends time at Pepys's home grieving after the lung cancer death?
(a) Lady Lord Sandwich.
(b) Pepys's wife.
(c) Pepys's father.
(d) Jane.

12. Pepys continues to worry about what in July-December 1662?
(a) The King.
(b) His fashion sense.
(c) The status of the Navy and money.
(d) His wife.

13. When July-December 1661 opens, Pepys is abstaining from what?
(a) Bathing.
(b) Smoking.
(c) Wine.
(d) Sex.

14. Not only is Pepys abstaining in July-December 1661, but he is striving to be what?
(a) The first one to abstain from wine.
(b) The first one to abstain from smoking.
(c) The first one to abstain from bathing.
(d) The first one to abstain from sex.

15. What does Pepys do for work in January-June 1660?
(a) Clerk at a store in town.
(b) Farmer.
(c) Horseman.
(d) Various jobs for Lord Sandwich.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who holds the final authority over the Navy?

2. What crime does Pepys witness in January-June 1664?

3. How does Pepys revise his vows about plays in January-June, 1664?

4. Which relative of Pepys lives in the country in July-December 1661?

5. In July-December 1662, who commends Pepys?

(see the answer keys)

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