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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Pepys say his brother needs to do in July-December 1667?
(a) Stay in the country.
(b) Attend school.
(c) Get married.
(d) Move to the city.

2. What does Pepys have that is more than anyone in his family has ever had?
(a) Horses.
(b) Servants.
(c) Clothes.
(d) Wealth.

3. What does Pepys petition in January-June 1668?
(a) That the Navy get more money.
(b) That the war should end.
(c) That his cousin be given a divorce.
(d) That his cousin's husband's death be ruled accidental.

4. What does Mrs. Knipp miss in January-June,1666?
(a) An appointment.
(b) A party.
(c) A date.
(d) An interview.

5. What problem does Pepys mention for the first time in July-December 1667?
(a) His heart.
(b) His bladder stone.
(c) His vision.
(d) His leg.

6. What is Pepys's excuse this time in January-June 1667 for making an exception to his vow not to drink wine?
(a) Times are tough.
(b) The wine will go bad.
(c) The weather is very cold.
(d) He wants to celebrate.

7. What account proves profitable and earns praise for Pepys in January-June 1665?
(a) Tangier.
(b) Navy.
(c) Dutch.
(d) English.

8. What does Pepys think of the item encased in glass?
(a) He thinks it's a hoax.
(b) He thinks it's disgusting.
(c) It thinks it is a work of art.
(d) He thinks it is a scientific wonder.

9. How does Pepys feel about bribes during July-December 1664?
(a) He does not say how he feels.
(b) He returns them.
(c) It's OK for others, but not for him.
(d) He does takes them.

10. What play does Pepys see in July-December, 1664?
(a) A Midsummer Night's Dream.
(b) The General.
(c) Romeo and Juliet.
(d) Hamlet.

11. How long does Pepys wear a watch?
(a) One hour.
(b) One year.
(c) One day.
(d) One week.

12. What does Pepys wife begin a yearly habit of collecting?
(a) The May dew.
(b) Cards from doctors.
(c) Cards from friends.
(d) Money on the street.

13. Who returns to London to poor public support in January-June 1666?
(a) Pepys.
(b) Lord Sandwich.
(c) The King.
(d) Lady Lord Sandwich.

14. Where did Pepys get his watch?
(a) Lord Sandwich.
(b) He bought it.
(c) He stole it.
(d) It was a gift.

15. What does the city do in remembrance of the fire?
(a) Dances.
(b) Fasts.
(c) Holds a bonfire.
(d) Stays quiet for a day.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who holds a lottery in July-December 1664?

2. Who goes with Pepys on his vacation in July-December, 1667?

3. When Pepys and his wife were poorer, the wife had to help with what chores?

4. When Pepys first hears about this emergency in July-December, 1666, what does he do?

5. Who retires from leading the Navy in July-December 1666?

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