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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Francis attempt to have Saucie thrown out of Radcliffe?
(a) By sending a bodyguard to drag her out of classes.
(b) By hiring someone to plant drugs on her.
(c) By refusing to pay her tuition.
(d) By telling the dean she was promiscuous.

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

3. Which "first" is Theodore Sedgwick credited with?
(a) The first to battle for a black woman's freedom in court.
(b) The first to climb Mt. Everest.
(c) The first to fly a plane in combat.
(d) The first to sign The Declaration of Independence.

4. What was Henry Dwight Sedgwick's nickname?
(a) Harry.
(b) Buck.
(c) Piggy.
(d) Babbo.

5. How did the Sedgwick children feel about California?
(a) They missed the white Christmases.
(b) They hated the heat.
(c) They were indifferent.
(d) They thought it was paradise.

6. What did Edie start to get in trouble for doing while at St. Timothy's school?
(a) Promiscuous behavior.
(b) Wearing the wrong clothing.
(c) Smoking.
(d) Drinking.

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

8. Who believes that Francis Sedgwick never had any interest in having children?
(a) Jean Stein.
(b) Saucie Sedgwick.
(c) Jonathan Sedgwick.
(d) Susanna Sedgwick.

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

10. Who was Edie Sedgwick named after?
(a) Her neighbor.
(b) Her mother's mother.
(c) A famous actress.
(d) Her father's favorite aunt.

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

12. How many children did Henry Dwight Sedgwick and Sarah May Minturn have?
(a) Four.
(b) Seven.
(c) Ten.
(d) One.

13. While staying at Bloomingdale hospital, what did Edie do while out on a visitor's pass?
(a) She got an abortion.
(b) She got married.
(c) She tried to run away.
(d) She stole a car.

14. What university did Francis Minturn Sedgewick attend?
(a) Dartmouth.
(b) Harvard.
(c) Yale.
(d) Princeton.

15. What kind of home did the Sedgwicks first live in in California?
(a) A duplex.
(b) A turn of the century mansion.
(c) A fruit ranch.
(d) An apartment.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Babbo's outlook on life described by his family members?

2. What boarding school did Edie go to at the age of thirteen?

3. In what position did the first Sedgewick on record serve in the Massachusetts Bay colony?

4. Who is Lily Saarinen?

5. What happened on Long Island that made Saucie break ties with her father?

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