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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does Walter Shandy attribute his family problems?
(a) Women.
(b) Bad karma.
(c) Their small noses.
(d) Bad food.

2. Who is the narrator?
(a) Mr. Yorick.
(b) Tristram Shandy.
(c) Toby Shandy.
(d) Walter Shandy.

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

4. How does Walter Shandy determine to compensate for Tristram's deformity?
(a) By forcing him to grow tall.
(b) By teaching him Latin.
(c) By giving him a strong name.
(d) By removing all the mirrors from the house.

5. Who helps the village midwife attain a license?
(a) Toby Shandy.
(b) Dr. Slop.
(c) Mr. Yorick.
(d) Walter Shandy.

6. What concern does Walter Shandy express about his son's birth in Volume 2?
(a) Mrs. Shandy is too old to deliver a child.
(b) A long delivery could cause a deformity.
(c) A breech birth is indicative of a stubborn child.
(d) Mrs. Shandy's pelvis could crush his head.

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

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

9. What does Phutatoruis exclaim when he is injured?
(a) Oy!
(b) Happenstance!
(c) Zounds!
(d) Aye!

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

11. How many miles away does Dr. Slop live?
(a) Two.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Four.
(d) Eight.

12. Who is named as Tristram's godfather?
(a) Obidiah.
(b) Toby.
(c) Yorick.
(d) Trim.

13. Where does Mrs. Shandy wish to deliver her child?
(a) Dublin.
(b) London.
(c) The Shandy estate.
(d) Paris.

14. What saves Toby's life after the war?
(a) His hobby.
(b) Walter's support.
(c) Susannah's poultices.
(d) Trim's encouragement.

15. In Volume 3, what confusion does Toby have about Dr. Slop's creation?
(a) He asks if the doctor is French.
(b) He thinks the doctor is creating a drawbridge for him.
(c) He wonders why a doctor would use a spoon for a knife.
(d) He thinks the sandwich is for him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Phutatoruis blame for his injury?

2. Who is Trim?

3. What book does Walter Shandy hand Dr. Slop after he cuts his thumb?

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

5. What is Diduis' profession?

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