The Tale of Beatrix Potter Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many children's books did Beatrice write in the eight years after she purchased her farm?
(a) Eight.
(b) Two.
(c) Thirteen.
(d) Five.

2. In Chapter 7, what types of women are said to have sought Beatrix out?
(a) Aristocratic ones.
(b) Middle-aged ones.
(c) Sensible ones.
(d) Bored ones.

3. In what year did Beatrix write "Johnny Town-Mouse"?
(a) 1922.
(b) 1918.
(c) 1919.
(d) 1920.

4. What does the author say of Beatrix's art works?
(a) They were easily imitated by children.
(b) They were sweet.
(c) They were well executed.
(d) They were amateurish.

5. What did Beatrix's brother confess when his parents objected to Beatrix's second engagement?
(a) He arranged Beatrix's engagement.
(b) He had married a farm girl.
(c) He was divorced.
(d) He would never marry.

6. In Chapter 5, what is said to have become a problem for Beatrix as she got more famous?
(a) Hate mail.
(b) Harassment by the press.
(c) Trespassers on her farm.
(d) Infringements on her copyrights.

7. How did Beatrix find children's literature was treated in America?
(a) As a novelty.
(b) Seriously.
(c) With confusion.
(d) As an increasingly important genre.

8. What does Lane say is a fine art for which Beatrix had a talent?
(a) Entertaining children and adults alike.
(b) Dealing with publishers.
(c) Keeping her admiring public at a distance.
(d) Expressing truth through fantasy.

9. What breed of sheep did Beatrix keep at Troutbeck Park?
(a) Drysdale sheep.
(b) Southdown sheep.
(c) Hardwick sheep.
(d) Nolana sheep.

10. What inspired the locals to think of Beatrix as an eccentric?
(a) Her farming methods.
(b) The way she talked to animals.
(c) Her indifference to how she dressed.
(d) The people who visited her.

11. What health issue did Beatrix face in 1939?
(a) She had an operation.
(b) She broke her leg.
(c) She had a heart attack.
(d) She started to lose her hearing.

12. What is a common theme in Beatrix's work?
(a) Hunter and prey.
(b) Prince and pauper.
(c) Misbehaving children.
(d) Revenge.

13. Over a span of how many years did Beatrix's best writing take place?
(a) Twenty-one years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Seventeen years.
(d) Three years.

14. Dolls from which country overloaded the marketplace?
(a) Russia.
(b) America.
(c) Poland.
(d) Germany.

15. What did the person who visited Beatrix in 1927 discover?
(a) She hated farm life.
(b) She was losing her memory.
(c) She was unhappy in her marriage.
(d) She did not plan to write anymore.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the farm Beatrix purchased in 1905?

2. What animal did Beatrix note as being graceful and intelligent?

3. Which of Beatrix's characters was made into a doll?

4. What 'vulgarity' does Lane note Beatrix's works lacked?

5. What changed about Beatrix when she went for a visit to America?

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