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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What fascinated Beatrix about Scotland during her childhood?
(a) Its calming feel.
(b) Its dangerous feel.
(c) Its magical feel.
(d) Its exotic feel.

2. What about Norman's personality made her more comfortable with him?
(a) His naivete.
(b) His assertiveness.
(c) His friendliness.
(d) His shyness.

3. How is "The Tailor of Gloucester" said to be different from Beatrix's other books?
(a) It is in rhyme.
(b) It is more adult.
(c) It is about human characters.
(d) It is more diverse.

4. What was Beatrix's father's name?
(a) James Potter.
(b) Gerald Potter.
(c) Rupert Potter.
(d) Lenny Potter.

5. Why did the people at the meeting in 1896 dislike Beatrix's drawings?
(a) They were not realistic.
(b) They were not abstract.
(c) They were uncolored.
(d) They were amateur.

6. What was Beatrix's father's profession?
(a) General.
(b) Doctor.
(c) Barrister.
(d) Author.

7. How are Caroline's political views described?
(a) As conservative.
(b) As liberal.
(c) As eccentric.
(d) As radical.

8. Where was Beatrix born?
(a) Bolton Gardens.
(b) Clifton Heights.
(c) Meadowbrook.
(d) Willowdown Valley.

9. What was the surname of Beatrix's cousin Caroline?
(a) Harking.
(b) Hutton.
(c) Holmes.
(d) Houston.

10. What holiday did the Potter family never celebrate?
(a) Thanksgiving.
(b) St. Valentine's Day.
(c) Easter.
(d) Christmas.

11. How was Beatrix viewed by others as she aged in Bolton Gardens?
(a) As naive.
(b) As creative.
(c) As glamorous.
(d) As eccentric.

12. In which season did Beatrix publish "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin"?
(a) Spring.
(b) Summer.
(c) Winter.
(d) Autumn.

13. How did Beatrix's personality change as time went on in her youth?
(a) She became serious.
(b) She became distrustful.
(c) She became more shy.
(d) She became short-tempered.

14. When was Beatrix born?
(a) April 19th, 1862.
(b) January 10th, 1865.
(c) November 4th, 1861.
(d) July 28th, 1866.

15. What ideas did Beatrix believe in as stated in Chapter 1?
(a) The ideas of familial love.
(b) The ideas of lightness and darkness.
(c) The ideas of animal behavior.
(d) The ideas of heredity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What year was the code in Beatrix's diary cracked?

2. What did Beatrix make critical comments of in her diary from her early twenties?

3. What did Beatrix ask to sketch in Chapter 4?

4. What was the follow-up book to Peter Rabbit?

5. What was the name of Beatrix's hedgehog character?

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