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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long does Pepys's abstinence last?
(a) Not long.
(b) Six months.
(c) One year.
(d) Two weeks.

2. Who does Pepys blame for the civil unrest?
(a) Religious fanatics.
(b) Pheasants.
(c) Women.
(d) The King.

3. In July-December 1662, Pepys wife asks for what?
(a) A new dress.
(b) A female companion.
(c) A new house.
(d) A pet.

4. What is one thing Pepys does with his appearance in January-June 1661?
(a) He gets manicures.
(b) He goes bald.
(c) He takes an interest in the latest fashions.
(d) He grows a beard.

5. In July-December 1662, who else is commended besides Pepys?
(a) Pepys' wife.
(b) Lord Sandwich.
(c) Lady Sandwich.
(d) Pepy's servant.

6. Who is worried about Pepys's new position in January-June 1660?
(a) The old assistant.
(b) Lord Sandwich.
(c) His wife.
(d) Pepys brother.

7. In July-December 1662, who commends Pepys?
(a) Lady Sandwich.
(b) The King.
(c) Lord Sandwich.
(d) The Duke of York.

8. Who is promised a part of the buried treasure if found?
(a) Lord Sandwich.
(b) Pepys's wife.
(c) The King and the Duke.
(d) Pepys.

9. Who takes singing lessons?
(a) Pepys's wife.
(b) Pepys' maid.
(c) Will.
(d) The King.

10. In January-June 1661, what does the King perform publicly that makes him leave quite an impression with the public?
(a) Healings of the sick.
(b) Sermons.
(c) Songs.
(d) Plays.

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

12. What does Pepys think of the King's public performances in January-June 1661?
(a) He hates it.
(b) He loves them.
(c) He is jealous of it.
(d) He thinks they are unusual for a person of such high status.

13. Who grants the king some money for the Navy in January-June 1663?
(a) Parliament.
(b) The Duke.
(c) Lord Sandwich.
(d) The Queen.

14. Who produces a copy of a letter Pepys had burned?
(a) Lady Sandwich.
(b) His wife.
(c) The Duke.
(d) Will.

15. What does Pepys think of a Midsummer Night's Dream?
(a) He didn't see it.
(b) He does not like it.
(c) He likes it.
(d) He does not give an opinion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the person who Pepys calls do when he feels under the weather?

2. Whose rituals does Pepys think are absurd?

3. In January-June 1661, what does Pepys reveal about the King?

4. Who praises Pepys for his new home and the status it brings?

5. What happens to Pepys's wife's companion who lied?

(see the answer keys)

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