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Helen Macdonald
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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. How large is the bell that the author attaches at the base of Mabel's tail in Chapter 15?
(a) Size of a paddle ball.
(b) Size of a pea.
(c) Size of a grape.
(d) Size of an acorn.

2. How long did it take Helen to write her father's eulogy at the end of Chapter 22?
(a) 20 minutes.
(b) 15 minutes.
(c) 50 minutes.
(d) 45 minutes.

3. During the memorial, how old did Helen think her father was in the story she told about him spotting an RAF plane?
(a) 9 or 10.
(b) 11.
(c) 12.
(d) 7 or 8.

4. In Chapter 22, how old was the man who wanted to ask questions about Helen's goshawk at the fair?
(a) Teens.
(b) 30s.
(c) 50s.
(d) 40s.

5. When was Britain invited to an International Hunting Exhibition in Germany?
(a) 1942.
(b) 1937.
(c) 1936.
(d) 1941.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 21, when did a rabbit virus arrive in Britain?

2. What poem did Helen remember reading during the first years she was slogging through her degree?

3. In Chapter 22, what color was Greg's barbary falcon?

4. What bird did the author see in a glass box in an art gallery in Chapter 19?

5. What did Stuart offer to fly with Helen in Chapter 15?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Helen put a rabbit out of its misery in Chapter 21?

2. In Chapter 24, what did Helen do with Mabel in the evenings?

3. What happened when Helen's father photographed an unfamiliar plane when he was nine or ten?

4. How did Mabel start to act when he had been eating nothing but quail for a week?

5. How did Mabel catch a rabbit with Helen's help in Chapter 22?

6. How was Mabel acting in Chapter 25 when Helen took her up the hill?

7. What die Helen see in the dry valley in Chapter 28?

8. What type of education did White give Wart in his book "The Sword in the Stone"?

9. How did Helen feel when she got ready to give the eulogy for her father at the memorial service?

10. Why did White believe that death waited for Gos when the bird got free?

(see the answer keys)

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