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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. How did Beatrix describe the interactions of her Troutbeck sheep?
(a) As spellbinding.
(b) As merciless.
(c) As a drama.
(d) As riveting.

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

3. What was Beatrix keen to adopt after marrying?
(a) An optimistic attitude.
(b) A baby boy.
(c) Her new name.
(d) A new lease on life.

4. What was Beatrix mesmerized by at Troutbeck?
(a) The size of the plot.
(b) The kindness of the locals.
(c) The mysterious fog.
(d) The scenery.

5. Who took care of Beatrix's property during World War I?
(a) Beatrix's father.
(b) A hired worker.
(c) Beatrix.
(d) Bertram.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what year did Beatrix die?

3. What is characteristic of many of the locations in Beatrix's books?

4. Which of Beatrix's American-published books was a failure?

5. How many children's books did Beatrice write in the eight years after she purchased her farm?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lane note Beatrix's stories lacked?

2. How was Beatrix treated in America?

3. What did Beatrix find difficult about farm life?

4. What does Lane say of the subtleties in Beatrix's stories?

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

6. What softened Beatrix's reticence for interacting with the public?

7. What inspired Beatrix's story, "Roly-Poly Pudding"?

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

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

10. In what way was Beatrix's purchase of Hill Top Farm symbolic?

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