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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Sir Charles Sydly fined for his arrest?
(a) 10,000 pounds.
(b) 5,000 pounds.
(c) He is not fined.
(d) 1,000 pounds.

3. Who dies of lung cancer in March 1664?
(a) One of the maids.
(b) Pepys's sister.
(c) Pepys's wife.
(d) Pepys's brother.

4. What does Pepys's new job require in January-June 1660?
(a) That he will work longer hours but still come home at night.
(b) That he stay on land.
(c) That he go to sea.
(d) That is must move to another country with Lord Sandwich.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one thing Pepys's wife does with her appearance in January-June 1661?

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

3. What does Pepys nearly injure in January-June 1660 when firing a gun?

4. What happens when Pepys tries to replace his wife's companion who lied?

5. What happens to those involved in resistance against the Royals?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how Pepys gets new responsibilities in January-June 1665?

2. What does Pepys do to prepare for the possibility that he might be captured?

3. Pepys also admits something horrible about a crime he witnessed. What did he admit?

4. Explain the struggle with Pepys's wife's companions in July-December 1663.

5. When does London start to return to normal?

6. What does the need for money in the Navy prompt Pepys to do?

7. Describe two developments in household affairs that Pepys writes about in July-December 1661.

8. What does Pepys have in common with those in upper society?

9. Describe the coronation of the King.

10. What is Pepys's reaction to Lord Sandwich's affair with a daughter of Mrs. Becke.

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