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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does William become reborn, learning to be himself and alone?
(a) He goes to church every day.
(b) He leaves Anna for two weeks.
(c) He forces Anna to sleep in another room.
(d) Anna forces him to sleep alone.

2. How does William's relationship with Ursula change after the birth of Gudrun?
(a) He takes her to his heart.
(b) He ignores her in favor of Gudrun.
(c) He begins to hate Ursula.
(d) Everything Ursula does irritates him.

3. As Anna observes the Skrebensky's relationship, what does she wish for herself?
(a) She wishes William was more dominant.
(b) She wishes she and William were closer.
(c) She wants to be as one person with William.
(d) She wants her own life, not absorbed by William.

4. How does William adapt to life as a husband and father of three children?
(a) It wears him down, making him haggard and irritable.
(b) He revels in his life as a father and husband.
(c) He is the happiest he has ever been.
(d) He loves the large family and wishes for more children.

5. What is Lydia's mental state in the last few months of her pregnancy?
(a) She is depressed, cries, and doesn't want Tom near her.
(b) She is spending more time with Tom.
(c) She is looking forward to the baby's birth.
(d) She is always singing and sewing.

6. What do Lydia and Tom discover about each other after two years of marriage?
(a) They find they will never know one another.
(b) They find fulfillment in each other.
(c) They realize they do not belong together.
(d) They discover they do not love one another.

7. What does William do to help him stop worrying about life and relaxing?
(a) He carves wood.
(b) He goes for long walks.
(c) He rides his horse through the country side.
(d) He visits his local church which he loves.

8. Why does Tom love to visit Anna and William?
(a) Because they are glowing and full of life
(b) Because it keeps him from work
(c) Because he likes to get away from home
(d) Because he misses Anna

9. What do Anna and William go to see that excites him so much?
(a) The Thames
(b) Westminster Abbey
(c) Lincoln Cathedral
(d) The Tower of London

10. What is Anna's initial reaction when the eleven men start singing in the garden of the cottage, outside Anna and Will's window?
(a) Amusement
(b) Fear
(c) Embarrassment
(d) Sadness

11. What does Anna find refreshing about the Skrebensky's relationship?
(a) They are free in their isolation and detachment from one another.
(b) They always hold hands.
(c) They smile at one another intimately.
(d) They are as one person, totally involved with each other.

12. What does Alfred tell Tom every person must do?
(a) No one can be happy alone.
(b) Go on with life by yourself
(c) Everyone needs other people
(d) Be happy to have a wife to go through life with

13. How does Will react to Anna's preparations for a tea party?
(a) He is angry, retreating into blackness.
(b) He is excited, helping with the cleaning.
(c) He can't wait to see other people.
(d) He is glad to be back in the world.

14. Why does the town of Cossethay grow quickly, making the Brangwen's richer?
(a) There is a goldrush.
(b) The Midland Railway comes down the valley.
(c) The town offers public education
(d) More people are getting married and having children

15. How does Tom react when Anna refuses to let Tilly put her in her nightdress?
(a) Tom cuddles with Anna, saying she is a good girl.
(b) Tom spanks Anna, telling her to stop crying.
(c) Tom tells Tilly to let Anna go to bed in her clothes.
(d) Tom angrily undresses Anna, putting her in her nightdress himself.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Tom believe he is destined to marry?

2. What is Tom's reaction when Mrs. Lensky agrees to marry him?

3. How does Anna feel about herself as she drives to the wedding with her father?

4. What would happen to the women of Cossethay if the vicar, Lord William, and Mrs. Hardy were taken away from them?

5. Why does Anna relinquish her adventurous spirit and wonder of the unknown?

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