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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Pepys go first when he begins his new promotion?
(a) His fleet sails into the English Channel.
(b) His horse takes him to the next town over.
(c) Germany.
(d) France.

2. Who is the victim of the crime that Pepys's witnesses in January-June, 1664?
(a) A woman he once fancied.
(b) His neighbor.
(c) A relative.
(d) A stranger.

3. In January-June 1661, what does Pepys reveal about the King?
(a) That the King is a liar.
(b) That he had an affair with his wife.
(c) That there was an attempt to kill him in the previous year.
(d) That Pepys' wife does not like the king.

4. Where does Pepys attend church as the story opens?
(a) He does not attend church.
(b) The location varies.
(c) Far away from his home.
(d) Near his home.

5. Every March, what does Pepys flash back to?
(a) His birthday.
(b) His time at sea.
(c) His wife's birthday.
(d) His bladder surgery.

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

7. What does Pepys nearly injure in January-June 1660 when firing a gun?
(a) His foot.
(b) A royal.
(c) His arm.
(d) His eye.

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

9. How does Pepys celebrate having more money?
(a) A nice dinner.
(b) Buying a boat.
(c) Saving more.
(d) Spending more.

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

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

12. 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.

13. In his plan to be frugal in January-June 1662, what is an indulgence Pepys will allow?
(a) Puppet shows.
(b) Wine.
(c) Chocolate.
(d) Cheese.

14. Who does the town and Pepys often gossip about?
(a) His neighbor.
(b) The Royals in the next country.
(c) The Lord.
(d) The Royal Family.

15. When Pepys feels under the weather, who does he call?
(a) Lord Sandwich.
(b) A doctor.
(c) Will.
(d) His priest.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who spends time at Pepys's home grieving after the lung cancer death?

2. What does Pepys admit to doing in some of his meetings with the person who has final authority over the Navy?

3. For his wife in in January-June 1663, Pepys arranges what?

4. What is Sir Charles Sydly fined for his arrest?

5. What holiday is noted that Pepys observes in January-June 1661?

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