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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Pepys learn to do for himself in January-June, 1664?
(a) Shave.
(b) Buy clothes.
(c) Tell jokes.
(d) Clean his teeth.

2. Which relative of Pepys lives in the country in July-December 1661?
(a) His wife.
(b) His aunt.
(c) His father.
(d) His grandmother.

3. Who is Pepys jealous of in in January-June 1663?
(a) His wife's dance instructor.
(b) Lord Sandwich.
(c) The King.
(d) Will.

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

5. What is Pepys's country house called?
(a) The Cabin.
(b) The Happy House.
(c) Halfway House.
(d) The Gardens.

6. When Pepys receives a promotion in January-June 1660, what does he become?
(a) Lord's clerk.
(b) Lord Sandwich.
(c) General at sea.
(d) Lord's assistant.

7. Who does Pepys have multiple meetings with?
(a) Navy officials.
(b) City officials.
(c) His wife.
(d) Spys.

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

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

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

11. What happens to those involved in resistance against the Royals?
(a) They are hanged and quartered.
(b) They are put on trial, but later released.
(c) They are run out of town.
(d) They are shot.

12. Who is honored with a boat parade on the Thames?
(a) Pepys's wife.
(b) Pepys.
(c) Lady Lord Sandwich.
(d) The Queen.

13. Finally in July-December, 1663, who is hired as his wife's new maid?
(a) Mary.
(b) Lady.
(c) Ashwell.
(d) Jane.

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

15. What happens on New Year's Day 1662 when Pepys wakes up?
(a) He hits his wife in the nose.
(b) He goes to the bank.
(c) He hates himself for not meeting last year's resolutions.
(d) He falls out of bed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who holds the final authority over the Navy?

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

3. In his lessons in July-December 1662, what does Pepys dedicate most of his time to?

4. Who takes singing lessons?

5. Who does the town and Pepys often gossip about?

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