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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 word does William use to describe the captain's wife to Corker upon first meeting the latter?
(a) Bulky.
(b) Slender.
(c) Hideous.
(d) Slim.

2. 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) Trade reporter.
(d) Assistant editor of the Financial Section.

3. What sort of car does Mrs. Stitch drive?
(a) A large white car.
(b) A tiny black car.
(c) A mid-size blue car.
(d) A large black car.

4. Which novel of John Boot's does Mrs. Stitch praise while abed?
(a) <i>The History of Time</i>.
(b) <i>Life of Rimbaud</i>.
(c) <i>Waste of Time<i/>.
(d) <i>The Great Glebe</i>.

5. What longtime secret ambition of William's is near to fulfillment towards the end of Book 1, Chapter 3?
(a) To fly in a plane.
(b) To visit a foreign country.
(c) To cover a big story.
(d) To leave England.

Short Answer Questions

1. To where does William walk after returning to his hotel, following the incident in Croydon?

2. What sort of coin does William mistakenly attempt to give the steward on the train to London?

3. What time of day does John Boot visit the Stitch residence?

4. How much of the <i>Francmacon</i>'s deck is given up to the captain's quarters?

5. What object of William's passes by the customs officials of the airport without scrutiny?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the newspapers routinely return from the sickrooms "hopelessly mutilated" at Boot Magna Hall?

2. What is ironic about the Consul-General of the first Ishmaelian Legation visited by William?

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

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

5. How do the journalists in Jacksonburg make up for the lack of news when they first arrive in Ishmaelia?

6. Why is it, as revealed by the narrator at the beginning of Book 2, that no colonial powers have taken Ishmaelia?

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

8. How is Lord Copper is made at ease in the unfamiliar social circle of Lady Metroland?

9. What is Corker's chief complaint about the journalistic profession in Jacksonburg, as he tells William just after using the latter's toothbrush?

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

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