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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many dignitaries are expected?
(a) 20
(b) 18
(c) 10
(d) 8

2. What did Miss Kenton call Stevens' father one day?
(a) A nuisance
(b) A tyrant
(c) William
(d) Warren

3. How long has Mr. Stevens been employed in this position?
(a) 3 years
(b) 20 years
(c) 30 years
(d) 25 years

4. To what does Stevens compare himself?
(a) His mentor
(b) The great butlers of the past
(c) His father
(d) The Queen's butler

5. How does Stevens feel about this widely accepted position?

6. What accident does the elder Mr. Stevens have one day?
(a) He sets fire to the drapes
(b) He is hit by a bicyclist
(c) Falls while carrying a tray of food for guests
(d) Trips and falls on an icy sidewalk

7. Why does Stevens' answer put Mr. Farraday in an awkward spot?
(a) Mr. Farraday had told his guests about Stevens' career with Lord Darlington
(b) Mr. Farraday does not want Stevens speaking to his guests
(c) The staff should not speak unless spoken to
(d) Mr. Farraday did not like Lord Darlington

8. What does Stevens think about in the time before breakfast?
(a) A noise the car made
(b) Miss Kenton's letter
(c) Getting directions
(d) Buying an umbrella

9. Who is the best butler Stevens has ever seen?
(a) His mentor
(b) His grandfather
(c) His father
(d) His uncle

10. What does Stevens fear will belie his true feelings about Lord Darlington?
(a) Stories
(b) Melancholy musings
(c) Reverie
(d) Little white lies

11. What does the car need?
(a) A new tire
(b) A new windshield
(c) Gas
(d) Water for the radiator

12. Where does Stevens go to admire some natural beauty?
(a) A hilltop
(b) A meadow
(c) A nearby pond
(d) A woods

13. Who assists Stevens with his problem?
(a) Traveling salesman
(b) Farmer
(c) Chauffeur
(d) Mechanic

14. Who is in charge of staffing at Darlington Hall?
(a) Lord Darlington
(b) Miss Kenton
(c) Mr. Faraday
(d) Mr. Stevens

15. What is the topic of the conference?
(a) Global warming
(b) Germany's reparations after World War I
(c) The oil crisis
(d) The British Empire expansion

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to the car as Stevens continues on his trip?

2. What does the doctor do after attending to the elder Mr. Stevens?

3. Under whom did Stevens train as a butler?

4. What does Miss Kenton insinuate in her letter?

5. According to Stevens, what is another characteristic of a great butler?

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