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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How long did stories need to be in James' time?
(a) Around 5,000 words.
(b) Around 3,000 words.
(c) Around 10,000 words.
(d) Around 7,000 words.
2. What does Dencombe say about his best books?
(a) They are his last two books.
(b) He will never write them.
(c) They have not been written yet.
(d) They were his first.
3. How does James characterize the main character's fiancee?
(a) Diligent and devoted.
(b) Devious and disrespectable.
(c) Decent but dull.
(d) Dashing but daft.
4. What was terrible about the event John Marcher waited for?
(a) It would have consisted of a great love if it had happened.
(b) It would have broken him if it had happened.
(c) It had already happened, and it had already prevented great wealth for him.
(d) It consisted of nothing happening to him.
5. Why does John Marcher think he was invited along?
(a) He was so polite.
(b) He got lost in the crowd.
(c) He would talk to the old ladies.
(d) He looked so pitiable.
6. What does the main character do to help Lady Bradeen?
(a) Protects her reputation.
(b) Corrects an error in her telegram.
(c) Saves her money.
(d) Warns her about her husband's visit.
7. How does James describe May Bartram's physical appearance?
(a) He says that she is homely.
(b) He says that she is pretty.
(c) He says that she looks frightful.
(d) He says that she is plain.
8. What does the main character plan to do, when she is disappointed by Captain Everard?
(a) Break off with Mr. Mudge.
(b) Offer to work for Lady Bradeen.
(c) Expose the affair to Lady Bradeen's husband.
(d) Marry Mr. Mudge.
9. What does May Bartram tell John Marcher about his secret?
(a) Everyone knew his secret.
(b) The event he waited for has already happened.
(c) He had misinterpreted all the important signs.
(d) She had always known about his secret.
10. How does the telegraph operator help Lady Bradeen and Captain Everard?
(a) She poses as Captain Everard's lover for the sake of Lady Bradeen's husband.
(b) She prevents Lady Bradeen's husband from finding out.
(c) She contains the fallout of their affair.
(d) She hides their correspondence from investigators.
11. Why does Dencombe feel this way?
(a) He has published so many novels, he has gone through this before.
(b) He did not expect this money to come to him.
(c) His previous books were not well received, and he does not expect this one to be either.
(d) This is his first book.
12. How does Dr. Hugh create a reason to meet Dencombe?
(a) He feigns a cramp in his leg.
(b) He goes out of his way to stop at Dencombe's bench.
(c) He feigns shortness of breath.
(d) He leaves his book on Dencombe's bench.
13. How long ago did May Bartram and John Marcher meet?
(a) 7 or 10 years.
(b) 4 years.
(c) A month.
(d) 1 year.
14. In what month is 'The Middle Years' set?
15. Who haunts the house on jolly corner?
(a) The man Spencer Brydon could have been.
(b) Spencer Brydon's love for Miss Staverton.
(c) Spencer Brydon's father.
(d) Spencer Brydon's former self.
Short Answer Questions
1. What assurance does Dr. Hugh give Dencombe?
2. What does John Marcher realize about the event he was waiting for?
3. For how long has Spencer Brydon been living in Europe at the beginning of 'Jolly Corner'?
4. What does May Bartram buy in London?
5. What does Eve Sedgwick suggest was John Marcher's real secret?
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