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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. When was Mervyn banned from the Ceylon Railways?
(a) 1943.
(b) 1944.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1941.

2. How long were Mervyn and Doris married before they divorced?
(a) 16 years.
(b) 12 years.
(c) 17 years.
(d) 14 years.

3. What noise would awaken Michael at 3 a.m. when he was in the jungle?
(a) Junglefowl.
(b) Peacocks.
(c) Owls.
(d) Malkohas.

4. What was Mervyn's favorite resthouse?
(a) Avissawella.
(b) Kegalle.
(c) Kitulgala.
(d) Kandy.

5. What costume did Doris wear to the Galle Face Dance?
(a) Cat.
(b) Lobster.
(c) Dog.
(d) Caterpillar.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the time that Michael traveled to Ceylon, how old was his Aunt Dolly?

2. Why was Doris put in Spittel's Nursing Home?

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

4. What profession did Lalla's brother Vere try to pursue?

5. How old was Lalla when she became a widow?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did it take so long to drive from Colombo to the tea estate?

2. Why was it thought that Rene de Saram's husband was the victim of someone's charm?

3. What did it take to build a road from Colombo to Kandy?

4. What was Michael's Aunt Dolly like?

5. What did Lalla do when Shelton de Saram broke their engagement?

6. How did Lalla die?

7. How did Mervyn deter Lalla from ravaging the garden at Kuttapitiya?

8. When Mervyn was in his twenties, why did he stop a train ten miles out of Colombo?

9. What happened to the eggs that Willie Gratiaen imported from Australia?

10. How did Lalla's father throw caution to the wind when he married a Dickman?

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