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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. Who is opening drawers and cupboards at the society party?
(a) Mr. Raven.
(b) General Gamart.
(c) Florence Green.
(d) The butler.

2. Who services the lending library?
(a) Local businesses.
(b) London Books by mail.
(c) Brompton's book store van.
(d) Private donations.

3. In what decade does the story begin?
(a) 1950s.
(b) 1940s.
(c) 1970s.
(d) 1980s.

4. What property is given as an alternative site for the book store?
(a) The Oyster Shed.
(b) The Stead.
(c) The wet fish shop.
(d) The community center.

5. Why does Florence hire Christine?
(a) She needs a shop helper.
(b) She needs a personal secretary.
(c) She needs a housekeeper.
(d) She needs a cook.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the society party take place?

2. Which book causes a stir among the women?

3. Who believes that Mrs. Green has the "ability to chance some 'unlikely' things"?

4. What is the Oyster Shed?

5. At the end of Chapter 3, which of the following describes Florence's attitude towards the Old House?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Ivy Welford, what is the purpose of a business ledger? What effect does Ivy's comment have on Florence?

2. Describe Hardborough's citizens. Would they make good neighbors? Are they open to change?

3. The heron and the eel are in a struggle for survival in mid-air. How does this struggle relate to Florence Green's inner conflict?

4. What previous bookseller event does Mr. Brundish disclose in a note to Florence?

5. Who wants to prevent Florence from moving into the Old House and opening a shop? Why?

6. What does Florence realize at the beginning of Chapter 5?

7. Why are the guests not expressing their true feelings about an arts centre to Mrs. Gamart?

8. How do the people in the town use the information about the oyster shed to feel powerful?

9. Why is this meal appropriate for a resident of Hardborough?

10. Why is Mr. Gill's letter, in a sense, threatening to Florence?

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