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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. From what famous individual has Uncle Bernard traced William Boot's descent?
(a) Canute the Celt.
(b) Ethelred the Unready.
(c) King Alfred.
(d) Uther Pendragon.

2. To what does "unnatural" correspond in the telegram William receives at Aden?
(a) Sea travel.
(b) Universal News.
(c) Ishmaelia.
(d) Expenses.

3. What object of William's passes by the customs officials of the airport without scrutiny?
(a) The typewriter.
(b) The canoe.
(c) The cleft sticks.
(d) His boots.

4. How many lords are on staff at the Megalopolitan office?
(a) Eight.
(b) One.
(c) Sixteen.
(d) Twelve.

5. At what time of the evening does Mrs. Stitch invariably go home, according to John Boot?
(a) 1 a.m.
(b) Midnight.
(c) 11 p.m.
(d) 2 a.m.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the cost to transport William's luggage to his first destination?

2. With how many other passengers does William fly on his way to Paris?

3. After conversing with William about their respective destinations, William's companion on the train begins to read what?

4. Why is William perplexed by the telegram he receives from <i>The Daily Beast</i> while at Aden?

5. For what do the initials of Corker's agency "U.N." stand?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mr. Baldwin affect the counter-revolution which overthrows the Soviet Union of Ishmaelia?

2. Why is Mr. Salter sympathetic in thought if not action to William's desire to stay home and continue writing <i>Lush Places</i>?

3. Describe the activity in Mrs. Stitch's bedroom when John Boot comes to visit her in her home.

4. What important piece of news does Kätchen bring to William after the former spends a morning shopping?

5. Why has Mrs. Stitch ended up with her car unfortunately stuck after driving down a flight of stairs?

6. How do William and Corker both feel about Dr. Benito at the meeting of the Foreign Press Association?

7. Why does Uncle Theodore sporadically sing snatches of old songs?

8. What realization prompts Lord Copper to see himself as a lonely, deserted leader, having to make do for the incompetence of his subordinates?

9. In what way does Lord Copper directly contradict himself while speaking to William about the Ishmaelian conflict?

10. How does William avoid meeting with any of the important members of the <i>Daily Beast</i> when he arrives in London?

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