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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. What food do William, the French administrator, and the administrator's children reject while dining on the <i>Francmacon</i>?
(a) Hot, pepper-covered fish.
(b) Cold, white fish.
(c) Old, greasy ham.
(d) Shriveled oysters.

2. How much money is William given by <i>The Daily Beast</i> in traveler's checks?
(a) 100 pounds.
(b) 10,000 pounds.
(c) 1,000 pounds.
(d) 1000 shillings.

3. Who is the highest paid journalist in America, about whom Corker tells William a story?
(a) Jack Bannister.
(b) Wenlock Jakes.
(c) Edward Robinson.
(d) Jocelyn Hitchcock.

4. What was Mr. Salter's most recent previous position with <i>The Daily Beast</i>?
(a) Editor of the Domestic News.
(b) Editor of the Women's Page.
(c) Assistant editor of the Financial Section.
(d) Trade reporter.

5. What beverage does Corker attempt to order from the steward on the boat?
(a) A pint of bitter.
(b) A glass of Bourdeaux.
(c) A glass of Riesling.
(d) A tablespoon of butter.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has Nannie Bloggs promised William if ever she wins the Irish Sweepstakes?

2. What beverage does Mr. Salter assume William Boot enjoys?

3. What word does William use to describe the captain's wife to Corker upon first meeting the latter?

4. Who is the most valued friend of John Boot?

5. What is the new word which Josephine learns and uses to describe many things to John Boot?

Short Essay Questions

1. What seemingly important piece of information does William uncover by talking with Jack Bannister, and why can he not make a story of it?

2. What has happened to Corker and Pigge on their journey to Laku?

3. What is further revealed about William when he receives his first cable from the <i>Daily Beast</i>?

4. What is the primary point of the thesis of Smiles Soum's manifesto?

5. How is William treated when he first arrives at Croydon, and what affects this sort of treatment?

6. In what way is Uncle Theodore unlike any of Lord Copper's banquet guests of honor, before or after?

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

8. What characterizes the speech of the black Ishmaelian speaking in Hyde Park when William takes a walk through?

9. For what reason does Mr. Salter insist upon William keeping a low profile until the passport mess is sorted out?

10. How - and why - is Corker dressed upon his arrival in the dining room of the <i>Francmacon</i>?

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