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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. How can Stevens' personality be described?
(a) Aggressive
(b) Obsessive
(c) Shy
(d) Quirky

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

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

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

5. Stevens realizes that he is ______________ when asked about employment with Lord Darlington.
(a) forthright
(b) talkative
(c) secretive
(d) evasive

Short Answer Questions

1. What quality does Stevens thinks makes a good butler?

2. Stevens watches some people who are doing what?

3. What book does Mr. Stevens consult before leaving on his trip?

4. The old man tells Stevens that it may be his last chance to ___________________________.

5. Many people associated with the butler profession say that either a man has _______________________ or he does not.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Stevens finally justify his time spent with Lord Darlington?

2. What are the circumstances of the elder Mr. Stevens coming to work at Darlington Hall?

3. Who is Mr. Cardinal and what does Stevens recall about him?

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

5. Describe what happens when Stevens parks the car to view an unfamiliar spot on his trip.

6. How do Miss Kenton's personality and work style challenge Stevens at first?

7. Explain the role of flashbacks in the story.

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

9. What does Stevens learn is the primary point to be accomplished at the conference?

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

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