Running in the Family Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, A Fine Romance.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On page 24, what time was it when Michael sat in the old governor's home in Jaffna?
(a) 3:00 p.m.
(b) 4:00 p.m.
(c) 1:15 p.m.
(d) 2:15 p.m.

2. How long after dawn would the garden be a blaze of heat, frantic with noise and butterflies?
(a) 5 minutes.
(b) 20 minutes.
(c) 15 minutes.
(d) 10 minutes.

3. In the introduction to Chapter 1, how long had there been a drought?
(a) Since December.
(b) Since November.
(c) Since March.
(d) Since April.

4. When the Gasanawa group went to the December races, what would they order on their way?
(a) Crabs.
(b) Chicken.
(c) Oysters.
(d) Curry.

5. As he awaited his approaching marriage, how long after Mervyn had returned to Ceylon did he announce another engagement?
(a) 4 days.
(b) 3 weeks.
(c) 9 days.
(d) 2 weeks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What time did Mervyn's parents arrive at his apartment unannounced when they came to England to confront him?

2. How often would Philip Ondaatje travel to England?

3. How old was Michael when he left Ceylon?

4. What was Doris's favorite song in the 1920s?

5. How old did Michael believe his mother was when she met Mervyn?

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