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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. Miss Kenton could be a solution for what problem at Darlington Hall?
(a) Staffing
(b) Secretary
(c) Cooking
(d) Gardening

2. Why has Stevens missed out on a normal life?
(a) He does not like meeting new people
(b) He does not drive
(c) He is too shy to get married
(d) He is devoted to his job

3. How long has Miss Kenton been gone?
(a) 10 years
(b) 2 years
(c) 15 years
(d) 20 years

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

5. What is Stevens content to do?
(a) Read
(b) Wade in a pond
(c) Sit on a bench and think
(d) Swim

Short Answer Questions

1. By what is a great household judged?

2. By what is Stevens conflicted?

3. What does Mr. Stevens consider critical to his work?

4. The Prologue is written about what time?

5. When Mr. Stevens encounters an old man on the road, what does the old man say?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Miss Kenton react to the news that Stevens had also been upset by the dismissal of the Jewish girls?

2. What are the rumors related to Lard Darlington's sympathies for the Nazis?

3. Describe Miss Kenton's situation.

4. What happens when Stevens runs out of fuel and is nowhere near a filling station?

5. How does the novel begin?

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

7. What is the significance of the March 23 conference hosted by Lord Darlington?

8. Why does Stevens return again and again in his mind to his reluctance to admit to being employed by Lord Darlington?

9. How does Stevens feel about visiting the small pond?

10. Describe Stevens' plans for his road trip.

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