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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. What does the doctor do after attending to the elder Mr. Stevens?
(a) Attends the French delegate who has a foot problem
(b) Has tea with Lord Darlington
(c) Plays golf with the delegates
(d) Writes out a bill

2. The Prologue is written about what time?
(a) April 1956
(b) September 1954
(c) May 1957
(d) July 1956

3. By what is Stevens conflicted?
(a) Questions and opinions
(b) Gossip and personal observations
(c) Duty and personal observations
(d) Duty and opinions

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What had Stevens said about employment by Lord Darlington when asked by a guest of Mr. Farraday's?

2. Why does Miss Kenton interrupt the conference to beckon Stevens out of the room?

3. What is Mr. Stevens' profession?

4. Who is in charge of staffing at Darlington Hall?

5. What literary device does the author use when describing Stevens' last chance to see a spectacular view?

Short Essay Questions

1. What irony or insult to Lord Darlington does Stevens think about when recalling the German ambassador's visit?

2. What does Stevens encounter the next morning that reminds him of serving in a great household?

3. What concerns does Mr. Cardinal have regarding Lord Darlington?

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

5. Explain the role of flashbacks in the story.

6. Explain the nature of Miss Kenton's letter to Stevens.

7. What are Stevens' thoughts about being a good butler?

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

9. Describe Stevens' plans for his road trip.

10. What is the significance of the conversation Stevens has with a stranger on the pier?

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