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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Florence's younger sister?
(a) Christiana.
(b) Hailey.
(c) Emily.
(d) Ruth.

2. At what sport had Florence been adept in "her school sports days" (17)?
(a) Javelin.
(b) Discus.
(c) Shot put.
(d) Hurdles.

3. Which composer is NOT listed among Florence's favorites?
(a) Beethoven.
(b) Bach.
(c) Schumann.
(d) Brahms.

4. What color are Edward's eyes?
(a) Brown.
(b) Hazel.
(c) Green.
(d) Blue.

5. What kind of beach is Chesil Beach?
(a) A golden sand beach.
(b) An estuary.
(c) A pebble beach.
(d) A black sand beach.

6. What image is on the paperback guide that Florence relies upon for information about sex?
(a) Two stick figures holding hands.
(b) Cupid.
(c) Two hearts.
(d) A garden with hovering birds and bees.

7. On the day Edward meets Florence, what vehicle does he use to get to the train station?
(a) A truck.
(b) A bicycle.
(c) A motorcycle.
(d) A taxi.

8. Edward's mother Marjorie will not approach him if she sees him holding what object?
(a) A gun.
(b) A book.
(c) A plate of food.
(d) His cat.

9. The narrator names Edward's "one serious unphysical pastime" as what?
(a) Playing the violin.
(b) Playing poker.
(c) Listening to music.
(d) Reading.

10. In what year do Florence and Edward both go off to college?
(a) 1968.
(b) 1958.
(c) 1962.
(d) 1951.

11. What reason does the narrator give for both Florence and Edward's lack of hunger on the night after their wedding?
(a) The couple is too nervous about consummating their marriage.
(b) The hotel dinner is unappetizing.
(c) The couple is too excited for the move into their new home the following week.
(d) The wedding lunch had been large.

12. What vague intention does Edward have when he arrives at the train station on the day he meets Florence?
(a) To visit his grandmother in London.
(b) To visit friends in Shrewesbury.
(c) To visit friends in London.
(d) To visit Big Ben.

13. To what city does Edward ultimately take the train on the day he meets Florence?
(a) Oxford.
(b) Stonor Valley.
(c) Henley.
(d) London.

14. What is Edward's IQ?
(a) 160.
(b) 136.
(c) 144.
(d) 135.

15. The narrator reveals that Florence and Edward "regarded themselves as too" what "to believe in destiny" (45)?
(a) Sophisticated.
(b) Philosophical.
(c) Religious.
(d) Smart.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is NOT listed among the outdated beliefs about masturbation when the narrator is explaining Edward's feelings about engaging in the practice?

2. When Edward wonders whether he should find a proper job instead of pursuing his writing, what job does he imagine taking?

3. How old is Florence when she marries Edward?

4. What does Edward do with Florence's hand in the movie theater that causes Florence to leap out of her seat?

5. Near what landmark is Florence's college located?

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