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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Mr. Yorick?
(a) The midwife's husband.
(b) Walter's servant.
(c) The village doctor.
(d) The village parson.

2. Where on his body is Trim wounded?
(a) His head.
(b) His back.
(c) His groin.
(d) His knee.

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

4. What is Phutatoruis' profession?
(a) The bishop.
(b) A writer.
(c) A lawyer.
(d) Yorick.

5. Who dies and leaves Walter a substantial inheritance in Volume 4?
(a) Hammond Shandy.
(b) Mr. Yorick.
(c) Phutatoruis.
(d) Aunt Dinah.

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

7. Of what descent is Mr. Yorick's family?
(a) Danish.
(b) German.
(c) Jewish.
(d) French.

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

9. What does Walter Shandy want to name his newborn son?
(a) Phutatoruis.
(b) Tristram.
(c) Judas.
(d) Trismegistus.

10. Where on his body is Toby Shandy wounded?
(a) His knee.
(b) His back.
(c) His head.
(d) His groin.

11. Who is Dolly?
(a) Toby Shandy's wife.
(b) Mr. Yorick's horse.
(c) The midwife.
(d) The chambermaid.

12. Who is Slawkenburguis?
(a) Walter's favorite philosopher.
(b) A local lawyer.
(c) A nose scholar.
(d) A famous physician.

13. With whom does Aunt Dinah have an affair?
(a) Toby Shandy.
(b) The coachman.
(c) The butler.
(d) Mr. Yorick.

14. What type of book does Toby plan to write?
(a) A book of poetry.
(b) A history book.
(c) A war manual.
(d) An autobiography.

15. Why is Dr. Slop offended by the request to come to the birthing room?
(a) He expects to be paid in advance.
(b) He feels the midwife should personally ask for his help.
(c) He is not finished telling his story to Toby.
(d) He has not finished his tea.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who orders hot chestnuts from the kitchen in Volume 4?

2. Why does Yorick christen Tristram with the wrong name?

3. What is Diduis' profession?

4. Where does Mrs. Shandy wish to deliver her child?

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

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