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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. Where is Pepys living when the narrative begins?
(a) In town.
(b) He is renting rooms at the King's castle.
(c) He is renting rooms at the residence of Lord Sandwich.
(d) In the country.

2. 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 in the rapist's place.
(c) That he wishes he was setting fire in the arson.
(d) That the victim deserved to be robbed.

3. Who produces a copy of a letter Pepys had burned?
(a) The Duke.
(b) Will.
(c) His wife.
(d) Lady Sandwich.

4. Pepys complains that a new maid hired by his wife is what?
(a) Too messy.
(b) Too pretty.
(c) Ugly.
(d) Lazy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What becomes expense rises again in January-June 1662?

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

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

4. In January-June 1662, who is increasing their threats?

5. In July-December 1662, who commends Pepys?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain Pepys's feeling about the King wearing a wig.

3. What happens when Pepys's family returns to his father's house in the country?

4. How do the residents of London react to the fire?

5. How have price hikes affected the city residents in January-June 1668?

6. What happens when Pepys sees a shepherd with his son?

7. What does the promotion mean for Pepys?

8. While the plague has hit London, what is happening in Pepys's and his wife's life?

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

10. Describe the coronation of the King.

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