Running in the Family Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7, The Ceylon Cactus and Succulent Society.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many brothers did Simon Ondaatje have?
(a) 3.
(b) 6.
(c) 4.
(d) 5.

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

3. In one of the stories about Mervyn's train escapade, how many dogs was he leading on ropes?
(a) 6.
(b) 7.
(c) 5.
(d) 4.

4. In the poem "Sweet Like a Crow," stepping on what bird was compared to the sound of someone's voice?
(a) Peacock.
(b) Petrel.
(c) Booby.
(d) Grebe.

5. How much did Mervyn pay Jennifer and Susan to catch beetles?
(a) 5 cents for the small ones and 10 cents for the larger ones.
(b) 2 cents for the small ones and 8 cents for the larger ones.
(c) 5 cents each.
(d) 15 cents each.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was the English officer who was ordered to build a road from Colombo to Kandy when the road was finished?

2. What flowers did Michael remember seeing on the last estate where he lived with his siblings?

3. What did Willie first attempt to raise when he lived at Palm Lodge?

4. Where was the first place that Doris lived when she moved to England?

5. When did Michael's Aunt Dolly begin smoking?

(see the answer key)

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