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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Flush's first owner was offered quite a nice sum for Flush from whom?
(a) Mr. Taylor.
(b) Mr. Kenyon.
(c) Mr. Barrett.
(d) Dr. Pusey.

2. When did Elizabeth Barrett die?
(a) 1878.
(b) 1861.
(c) 1845.
(d) 1901.

3. Who is described as a "stout, well-groomed elderly gentleman, radiating benevolence" in Chapter 2?
(a) Mr. Taylor.
(b) Mr. Boyd.
(c) Mr. Barrett.
(d) Mr. Kenyon.

4. What was the name of the Cuban Bloodhound who lived in the Barrett home?
(a) Catiline.
(b) Arabel.
(c) Tray.
(d) Folly.

5. What is an alcoholic herbal preparation containing approximately 10% powdered opium by weight?
(a) Laudanum.
(b) Brennivin.
(c) Absinthe.
(d) Whiskey.

6. Miss Barrett was full of apologies when Flush flew at whom and bit him for stumbling over the bell-pull?
(a) Mr. Horne.
(b) Mr. Landor.
(c) Mr. Taylor.
(d) Mr. Kenyon.

7. What word means disgrace or public shame; dishonor ?
(a) Irony.
(b) Magnanimity.
(c) Ignominy.
(d) Byronic.

8. Of what did Flush ask, "Were these not the signals of freedom?"
(a) Rainbows and sunsets.
(b) Birds and frogs.
(c) Trees and grass.
(d) Air and water.

9. How many brothers did Miss Barrett have?
(a) 7.
(b) 2.
(c) 4.
(d) 6.

10. As a puppy, Flush lived on a farm owned by whom?
(a) Dr. Mitford.
(b) Mr. Barrett.
(c) Mr. Browning.
(d) Dr. Pusey.

11. Flush concluded that "Where there are flower beds there are _____________."
(a) Asphalt paths.
(b) Pieces of garbage.
(c) Too many people.
(d) Bugs and worms.

12. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the foremost poets of what era?
(a) Post-modernist.
(b) Jacobean.
(c) Victorian.
(d) Elizabethan.

13. In what year did Elizabeth Barrett's mother die?
(a) 1855.
(b) 1847.
(c) 1876.
(d) 1828.

14. What was Elizabeth Barrett's address when Flush was taken to her in Chapter One: "Three Mile Cross"?
(a) No. 17 Tottenham Court Road.
(b) No. 12 Durham Boulevard.
(c) No. 5 Wimpole Street.
(d) No. 2 Manning Street.

15. The date of Flush's birth was estimated to be early in what year?
(a) 1842.
(b) 1895.
(c) 1867.
(d) 1815.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Elizabeth Barrett's father's name?

2. What word, meaning not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect, did Flash consider Mr. Barrett to be in Chapter Three: "The Hooded Man"?

3. What was Miss Mitford's full name?

4. Flush was amazed by the smells of London, which were violently contrasted and compounded more than any he had smelled in the fields near ______________.

5. What color gloves did Mr. Browning always wear?

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