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

2. After buying her farm, whom did Beatrix often depict in her books?
(a) The local townspeople.
(b) Film stars.
(c) Her parents.
(d) Norman.

3. What animal did Beatrix note as being graceful and intelligent?
(a) Sheep.
(b) Horses.
(c) Cows.
(d) Sheep dogs.

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

5. What does Beatrix express her sense of through her characters?
(a) Archetypal characteristics.
(b) Entire species.
(c) The workings of children's imaginations.
(d) Human foibles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dolls from which country overloaded the marketplace?

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

3. What did the person who visited Beatrix in 1927 discover?

4. What was the name of the second farm Beatrix bought in 1909?

5. What does Lane note Beatrix's stories usually lack?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Beatrix prepare for her operation in 1939?

2. What interested Beatrix at Troutbeck Park?

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

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

5. What does Lane say was the core of Beatrix's genius?

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

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

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

9. What was Beatrix's "The Fairy Caravan" about?

10. What did Beatrix find difficult about farm life?

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