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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. Who is buried in the tomb of the two lovers?
(a) Edward VIII and Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson.
(b) Amandus and Amanda.
(c) Romeo and Juliet.
(d) Cleopatra and Mark Antony.

2. In Volume 5, why does Mrs. Shandy eavesdrop on her husband?
(a) She is interested in his reaction.
(b) She suspects he is being unfaithful.
(c) She thought she heard the word "wife".
(d) She wants to learn about the world of men.

3. Who does Walter want to have tutor Tristram?
(a) Toby.
(b) Billy Le Fever.
(c) Himself.
(d) Yorick.

4. What does Susannah hope to inherit in Volume 5?
(a) Silver and china.
(b) Mrs. Shandy's dresses.
(c) A large sum of money.
(d) Bobby Shandy's estate.

5. What does the commissary accidentally damage in Volume 7?
(a) Tristram's notes.
(b) Tristram's breeches.
(c) Tristram's carriage.
(d) Tristram's shoes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the irony evident in Walter Shandy's book?

2. Why does Walter want Tristram to wear breeches?

3. Where does Tristram find his travel notes?

4. Who falls in love with Toby Shandy in Volume 8?

5. Which commandment does Yorick ask Trim to repeat?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Toby and Trim temporarily move in with Widow Wadham?

2. Who is Lieutenant Le Fever?

3. What inconsistencies exist in Tristram's friendship with Eugenuis?

4. Why does Walter Shandy write Toby a letter in Volume 8?

5. Why does Tristram's mother eavesdrop on Walter and Toby's conversation in Volume 5?

6. What might Tristram mean when he describes romance as, "It is with love as with cuck-oldom"?

7. Describe the farcical nature of the story of the abbess and the novice.

8. Why does Trim take responsibility for Tristram's injury in Volume 5?

9. How does communication among the characters disintegrate in Volume 8?

10. What irony exists in Walter Shandy's attempt to write a child-rearing book?

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