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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With whom did E. B. White sympathize in sharing hay fever in "The Summer Catarrh"?
(a) Daniel Webster.
(b) George Washington.
(c) John Wilmore.
(d) Alexander Payne.

2. How much money had White calculated it cost him to maintain one turkey on his farm in "Security"?
(a) $643.23.
(b) $424.23.
(c) $203.45.
(d) $402.85.

3. Where was the junk shop that E. B. White went to get rid of a piece of furniture in "Removal"?
(a) 2nd Avenue.
(b) 5th Avenue.
(c) 14th Street.
(d) 3rd Avenue.

4. What large and unattractive item did White write "came to be a sort of symbol of what I was trying to escape from" in "Removal"?
(a) An armoir.
(b) A bookshelf.
(c) A chest.
(d) A mirror.

5. How many of White's sheep were dungy tails in "Report"?
(a) 0.
(b) 4.
(c) 1.
(d) 2.

6. What grew by the potatoes below the barn in "Salt Water Farm"?
(a) Asparagus.
(b) Beets.
(c) Mustard seed.
(d) Strawberries.

7. What magazine did White acknowledge he should read rather than The Rural New Yorker in "Farm Paper"?
(a) John Deere Monthly.
(b) Popular Mechanics.
(c) The New England Homestead.
(d) Mother Earth News.

8. In what grade was White's son in "Education"?
(a) Second.
(b) First.
(c) Fourth.
(d) Third.

9. White wrote of driving past a woman in her yard using what in "Walden"?
(a) A shotgun.
(b) A fishing rod.
(c) A lawnmower.
(d) A shovel.

10. What kind of dog was Fred?
(a) Great Dane.
(b) German Shepherd.
(c) Dachshund.
(d) Rottweiler.

11. What magazine did White read to stay up to date on the cinema industry in "Movies"?
(a) Motion Picture magazine.
(b) Film Weekly.
(c) Movies Monthly.
(d) Entertainment Weekly.

12. What event had White visited in "The World of Tomorrow"?
(a) A movie premier.
(b) A boxing match.
(c) The World's Fair.
(d) An auto race.

13. What did White write "a hot-weather sign" in "Hot Weather"?
(a) The comma.
(b) The asterick.
(c) The exclamation point.
(d) The question mark.

14. What did White write made the dogs uneasy in the beginning of "A Week in April"?
(a) The fog.
(b) The rain.
(c) The thunder.
(d) A full moon.

15. When was "Walden" written?
(a) August, 1941.
(b) September, 1940.
(c) June, 1939.
(d) April, 1939.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was "The Flocks We Watch by Night" written?

2. What infirmity did the Boston terrier White had once owned have in "A Boston Terrier"?

3. In the end of "The Flocks We Watch by Night" White and his neighbor ended up at the neighbor's house doing what?

4. Who gave White a baby seagull in "Hot Weather"?

5. What did White write was closely associated with evening and day's end in "Hot Weather"?

(see the answer keys)

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