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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 does James characterize John Marcher's social life?
(a) He travels as much as possible.
(b) He is always socializing.
(c) He hardly ever goes out.
(d) He accepts invitations from time to time.
2. Why does the main character refuse the fiancee's offer?
(a) She likes being close to the upper class.
(b) She is anxious to leave her job.
(c) He cannot support her mother as well as her.
(d) It would not be respectable to move to his neighborhood.
3. What does James say a damsel in a small village can write about, if she is someone on whom nothing is lost?
(a) Military life.
(b) Married life.
(d) Faraway lands.
4. What did the old superstition say about fiction?
(a) It is politically subversive.
(b) It is a form of insanity.
(c) It is wicked.
(d) It undermines religion.
5. How does James characterize the neighborhood where the telegraph office is located?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dencombe find when he reads his new book?
2. Why does Lady Bradeen stop using the main character's telegraph office?
3. How does Spencer Brydon acquire a second house?
4. Who relies on the main character for support?
5. How does James characterize the lifestyle John Marcher leads?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where is 'In the Cage' set?
2. Where had John Marcher and May Bartram met previously, and what had happened then?
3. Describe Dencombe's feelings about his own work.
4. Describe the meeting of Captain Everard and the telegraph operator.
5. What happens in the affair between Lady Bradeen and Captain Everard?
6. Describe Marcher's lifestyle.
7. What part does the telegraph operator play in the affair between Lady Bradeen and Captain Everard?
8. What is unique about the narration of 'In the Cage'?
9. Describe Spencer Brydon's encounter with his alter ego.
10. Who is Dr. Hugh?
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