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Margaret Lane
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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. To whom did Beatrix leave some of her copyrights?
(a) Bertram's widow.
(b) Norman's nephew.
(c) Her niece.
(d) Her dearest fans.

2. What enabled Beatrix to add a deeper level of reality to her characters?
(a) Their real-life counterparts which she cared for.
(b) Dressing them in clothes.
(c) Basing them on people she knew.
(d) Providing illustrations of them.

3. How did Americans treat Beatrix?
(a) With respect.
(b) With indifference.
(c) Harshly.
(d) As if she were a sideshow.

4. What animal inspired Beatrix to write "The Roly-Poly Pudding"?
(a) Pigs.
(b) Rats.
(c) Weasels.
(d) Chickens.

5. What did Beatrix find difficult about farm life?
(a) The financial expenses.
(b) The long work hours.
(c) Earning respect as a woman farmer.
(d) Seeing animals slaughtered.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, Beatrix's water colors were perfect for ____________.

2. How did Beatrix describe the interactions of her Troutbeck sheep?

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

4. What did Beatrix initially plan to do with her farm?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lane believe was Beatrix's greatest achievement after her 'golden decade' of writing?

2. Where did Beatrix settle her mother after her father's death?

3. What were Beatrix's initial plans for Hill Top Farm and its tenant farmer?

4. What happened in Beatrix's life just before World War I ended?

5. What did Beatrix find difficult about farm life?

6. What became a problem for Beatrix due to her success and increasing fame?

7. How was Beatrix treated in America?

8. Why did Beatrix publish "The Fairy Caravan"? Why didn't she release it in Britain?

9. What side projects did Beatrix pass her time with when she was not at her farm?

10. What does Lane say about the settings of Beatrix's stories?

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