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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Dencombe feel about his future?
(a) He is depressed about his narrowing prospects.
(b) He looks forward to critical appreciation for the book he is working on now.
(c) He expects to begin over again.
(d) He is apprehensive about his savings holding out.
2. Whose house is on Jolly Corner?
(a) Spencer Brydon's business partner's.
(b) Miss Staverton's lover's.
(c) Spencer Brydon's family's house.
(d) Miss Staverton's family's house.
3. What does Dencombe say about his best books?
(a) They have not been written yet.
(b) They were his first.
(c) They are his last two books.
(d) He will never write them.
4. How does James characterize Spencer Brydon's lifestyle all these years?
5. What does Dr. Hugh bring to Dencombe after Dencombe's collapse?
(a) A favorable review in a literary journal.
(b) A copy of his first book for Dencombe to sign.
(c) Jewelry from the Countess.
6. How does James characterize the main character's feelings for her fiancee?
7. How long did stories need to be in James' time?
(a) Around 3,000 words.
(b) Around 5,000 words.
(c) Around 7,000 words.
(d) Around 10,000 words.
8. What had John Marcher told May Bartram when they met earlier?
(a) He declared his love to her.
(b) His crumbling financial situation.
(c) His professional ambitions.
(d) A great secret.
9. What happens to Dencombe before he can tell Dr. Hugh that he is a writer?
(a) Dr. Hugh tells him about the Countess and Miss Vernham.
(b) He faints.
(c) Dr. Hugh is called away.
(d) He dies.
10. How does James describe May Bartram's physical appearance?
(a) He says that she is homely.
(b) He says that she is plain.
(c) He says that she looks frightful.
(d) He says that she is pretty.
11. What does Dencombe expect when he opens the package he has received?
(a) To see the flaws in his book.
(b) To find that the check was for less than he expected.
(c) To get a dire diagnosis for his health.
(d) To be proud of his book.
12. Where does Spencer Brydon return to at the beginning of 'Jolly Corner'?
(b) New York.
13. How does James characterize the relationship between May Bartram and John Marcher?
(a) May relies on John but does not love him.
(b) John is obviously in love with May.
(c) May is obviously in love with John.
(d) John finds May interesting but pedestrian.
14. How does the main character find out that Lady Bradeen's husband has discovered the affair with Captain Everard?
(a) By chance.
(b) By talking with Captain Everard.
(c) By talking with another telegraph operator.
(d) By talking with Mrs. Jordan.
15. How does James characterize the main character's fiancee?
(a) Devious and disrespectable.
(b) Dashing but daft.
(c) Decent but dull.
(d) Diligent and devoted.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why do the editors say James' essays on criticism are inconsistent?
2. Where does John Marcher work?
3. How does Spencer Brydon encounter the city he moves to at the beginning of 'Jolly Corner'?
4. How does James characterize the neighborhood where the telegraph office is located?
5. What did the old superstition say about fiction?
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