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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Mrs. Shandy wish to have deliver her child?
(a) The village midwife.
(b) Mr. Yorick.
(c) Dr. Slop.
(d) Walter Shandy.

2. Who is Trim?
(a) Toby's nephew.
(b) Toby's commanding officer.
(c) Walter's servant.
(d) Toby's servant and friend.

3. How many children does Obidiah have?
(a) Six.
(b) None.
(c) Three.
(d) Twelve.

4. What is Yorick's first name?
(a) Diduis.
(b) Tristram.
(c) Trismegistus.
(d) Phutatoruis.

5. Where is Mrs. Shandy forced to deliver her child?
(a) The Shandy estate.
(b) The village inn.
(c) Along the roadside.
(d) London.

6. What explanation does Toby give for Mrs. Shandy's reluctance to employ Dr. Slop?
(a) Spite.
(b) Distrust.
(c) Modesty.
(d) Revenge.

7. Who is Toby Shandy?
(a) Walter's grandfather.
(b) Walter's father.
(c) Walter's nephew.
(d) Walter's brother.

8. Who is Hammond Shandy?
(a) Toby's father.
(b) Tristram's great-uncle.
(c) Tristram's great-grandfather.
(d) Tristram's grandfather.

9. Who is the Homunculus?
(a) Walter Shandy.
(b) Mr. Yorick.
(c) Mrs. Shandy.
(d) Tristram Shandy.

10. Who is sent to fetch the midwife?
(a) Susannah.
(b) Toby.
(c) Obadiah.
(d) Trim.

11. What opinion does Tristram have about time?
(a) It is meaningless.
(b) Everyone's concept of time is different.
(c) It moves too quickly.
(d) It moves too slowly.

12. What tune does Toby whistle in Volume 3?
(a) The Keys of Canterbury.
(b) Eileen Oge.
(c) Lillabullero.
(d) Ally Croaker.

13. What does Mr. Yorick often loan the villagers?
(a) His cloak.
(b) Money.
(c) His horses.
(d) Grain.

14. Tristram interrupts his story about Toby with an anecdote about which author?
(a) Ovid.
(b) John Locke.
(c) Edgar Allen Poe.
(d) Horace.

15. In what battle is Toby Shandy wounded?
(a) The battle of Sambre.
(b) The gate of St. Nicholas.
(c) The battle of Roch.
(d) The siege of Namur.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Homenas?

2. Whom does Phutatoruis blame for his injury?

3. Where on his body is Toby Shandy wounded?

4. How does Dr. Slop injure baby Tristram during delivery?

5. What is Diduis' profession?

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