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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Pepys do with the gift he receives for his wife?
(a) Gives it to a mistress.
(b) Gives it to his sister.
(c) Gives it to Lady Lord Sandwich.
(d) Keeps it for himself.

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

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

5. In July-December 1660 entries, what does the reader find out about Pepys's relationship with his wife?
(a) That his wife has had affairs.
(b) That Pepys has had affairs with other women.
(c) That they both have remained loyal to his each other.
(d) That they were never in love.

6. Why does Pepys order a wig from his barber?
(a) Because he hears the King is wearing one.
(b) Because the Duke has one.
(c) Because he is balding.
(d) Because his wife wants him to.

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

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

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

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

11. Due to Pepys's position with the government in January-June 1660, what does he get propositioned with right away?
(a) New job offers.
(b) Affairs.
(c) Scandals.
(d) Bribes.

12. What does Pepys admit about the victim in the crime that he witnesses?
(a) That he never liked the murder victim.
(b) That he wishes he was setting fire in the arson.
(c) That the victim deserved to be robbed.
(d) That he wishes he was in the rapist's place.

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

14. Why is Pepys jealous of someone in January-June 1663?
(a) That person can dance better.
(b) That person has a better house than Pepys's.
(c) Pepys fears that person is having an affair with her.
(d) That person is more fashionable.

15. Who receives the promotion to Treasurer?
(a) Pepys.
(b) Will.
(c) Lord Sandwich.
(d) Pepys wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens on New Year's Day 1662 when Pepys wakes up?

2. What actually happens to the buried money?

3. What is Pepys's country house called?

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

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

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