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

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

3. What did Mr. Stevens receive from Miss Kenton?
(a) A Christmas gift
(b) Tickets to the theater
(c) A birthday card
(d) A letter

4. What does Stevens answer when asked if he had ever worked for Lord Darlington?
(a) He is currently employed by Mr. Farraday
(b) He was glad to be rid of Lord Darlington
(c) He was proud of his service to Lord Darlington
(d) Lord Darlington was always good to him

5. Where does Stevens go for help?
(a) A large Victorian house
(b) A nearby farm
(c) The next town
(d) A service station

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Stevens consider it to be to talk about a former employer?

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

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

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

5. Who assists Stevens with his problem?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Stevens' demeanor and bearing.

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

3. How does the novel begin?

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

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

6. What is the relationship between Stevens and Mr. Farraday?

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

8. How has Stevens' road trip been both beneficial and uncomfortable for him?

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

10. What is Stevens' position on whether a man has innate dignity or not.

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