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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Babbo Sedgwick said to have liked to read?
(a) The Bible.
(b) The newspaper.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Classic literature.

2. What adorns Theodore Sedgwick's grave?
(a) A bird bath.
(b) An obelisk.
(c) A cross.
(d) An alpha and an omega symbol.

3. Who is the author of Edie: An American Biography?
(a) Jean Stein.
(b) Katharine Branson.
(c) Edie Sedgwick.
(d) Michael Post.

4. Who did Francis Minturn Sedgwick marry?
(a) Alice Vanderbilt.
(b) Alice Delano de Forest.
(c) Alice Davenport.
(d) Alice Hepburn.

5. What was Edie Sedgwick's full first name?
(a) Edwina.
(b) Elizabeth.
(c) Evelyn.
(d) Edith.

6. In what year was Francis Minturn Sedgewick born?
(a) 1916.
(b) 1904.
(c) 1910.
(d) 1900.

7. What is Silver Hill?
(a) Edie's hometown.
(b) A boarding school.
(c) A psychiatric hospital.
(d) The Sedgwick's family home.

8. Who was Jane Wilson?
(a) Edie's childhood friend.
(b) Francis' mistress.
(c) The Sedgwick children's nurse.
(d) A friend of the family.

9. What did Edie intend to study in Cambridge when she moved there in 1963?
(a) English.
(b) Film.
(c) Art.
(d) Religion.

10. What disease did Edie suffer from which led to her being taken out of boarding school?
(a) Epilepsy.
(b) Anorexia.
(c) Alcohol addiction.
(d) Schizophrenia.

11. What was the occupation of Edie's ancestor, Theodore Sedgewick?
(a) Judge.
(b) Colonel.
(c) Teacher.
(d) Banker.

12. In the 1950s, what became increasingly prevalent near the Sedgwick property?
(a) Oil wells.
(b) Wolves.
(c) Hi-rise apartments.
(d) Commercial buildings.

13. What was the likely reason for Francis Sedgwick's rejection to join the military?
(a) Psychological imbalance.
(b) Clubfoot.
(c) Bronchial asthma.
(d) Poor eyesight.

14. What was the name of the property the Sedgwicks bought during the Second World War?
(a) La Cali House.
(b) Corral de Quati.
(c) Sedgwick Manor.
(d) Rose Garden Estates.

15. Which event is Theodore Sedgewick said to have been intimately involved with?
(a) The Civil War.
(b) The American Revolution.
(c) The Korean War.
(d) Pearl Harbor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not one of Francis Sedgwick's daughters?

2. What kind of attitude does Saucie say Edie had developed by the time she was a young woman?

3. What is the first name of Francis Sedgwick's daughter who was nicknamed "Saucie"?

4. Who believes that Francis Sedgwick never had any interest in having children?

5. Where did other members of Theodore Sedgwick's family settle?

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