The Diary of Samuel Pepys Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What milestone does Pepys forget in 1664?

2. Where does Pepys see the tightrope walkers?

3. How much short are the household accounts in January-June 1665?

4. What did Pepys do to his wife in July-December 1664 that he is ashamed of ?

5. What does Pepys wife begin a yearly habit of collecting?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the scientific world of Pepys. What are examples of descriptions that seem primitive these days? How do these examples shed light on the 1660s and what life was like then?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Pepys review of Romeo and Juliet with his liking of tragedy plays. Were you surprised that Pepys did not like Romeo and Juliet? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the dire state of the country in January-June, 1665. Who is suffering the most? Who takes advantage of that and how?

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