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

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

3. How does Stevens feel about this widely accepted position?
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

4. What does Stevens consider it to be to talk about a former employer?
(a) Required
(b) Casual conversation
(c) Impolite
(d) Necessary

5. In what does Mr. Faraday want to invest for Darlington Hall?
(a) Staff uniforms
(b) New china
(c) Permanent staff
(d) An antique clock

Short Answer Questions

1. Stevens' behavior indicates that he is haunted by ______________________.

2. What is the current number of staff at Darlington Hall?

3. Where has Mr. Stevens been employed for many years?

4. What nationality is Mr. Faraday?

5. Stevens believes that the rungs of a social ladder have been replaced by __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Day 6, Evening Chapter begin?

2. What occasion does Stevens recall where the silver altered the apprehensive nature of a guest?

3. In addition to his mental state, the pond scene also symbolizes Stevens' life as a whole. Explain.

4. Describe the role that integrity and contributions to society contribute toward making a household a great one.

5. Why does Stevens evade the question about being employed by Lord Darlington at one time?

6. What surprising news does Miss Kenton give Stevens on this night?

7. Why is the meeting between Stevens and Miss Kenton so poignant?

8. Explain the role of flashbacks in the story.

9. What is the extent of Stevens' travels during his lifetime?

10. Explain Stevens' personal complications during the time of the conference.

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