The Keepers of the House Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book of William.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What poetry does the elder Abigail enjoy reading out loud before she leaves for college?
(a) Shelley.
(b) Poe.
(c) Yeats.
(d) Dickinson.

2. In the first Book of Abigail, what does Abigail water?
(a) Geraniums.
(b) Pansies.
(c) Roses.
(d) Ferns.

3. Who has fallen into a weaving of invisible threads at the beginning of the book?
(a) William.
(b) Abigail.
(c) Robert.
(d) Margaret.

4. At the time of Abigail's wedding to Gregory Mason, how long has Oliver worked for William and in what capacity?
(a) 25 years; handyman/helper/manager.
(b) 30 years; handyman/overseer.
(c) 35 years; cook/helper.
(d) 20 years; general servant.

5. What does Abigail see when she looks east and north in the first Book of Abigail?
(a) Snow-covered peaks.
(b) Mist.
(c) Bare fields.
(d) Sharp and clear trees on the ridges.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Abner Carmichael live?

2. In the first chapter, who built the porch that Abigail stands on?

3. What do people call "the bones of the earth," according to the author?

4. What is the river compared to in the first Book of Abigail?

5. What did William give his daughter as a homecoming surprise after her first year of college?

(see the answer key)

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