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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the landlady, what was notable about the appearance of both Mr. Mulholland and Mr. Temple?
(a) They were both extraordinarily handsome.
(b) They were both extraordinarily ambitious.
(c) They were both extraordinarily intelligent.
(d) They were both extraordinarily successful.

2. By comparing the tray to a frisky horse, the narrator is using what literary device?
(a) Idiom.
(b) Slant rhyme.
(c) Foreshadowing.
(d) Hyperbole.

3. According to the landlady, she is always on the lookout for what?
(a) A way to improve her home.
(b) Some extra money.
(c) An acceptable young gentleman.
(d) A new pet.

4. According to Billy, how old is Mr. Mulholland's guestbook entry?
(a) 7 years old.
(b) 5 years old.
(c) 1 year old.
(d) 3 years old.

5. According to the landlady, what did they not want to do "at this stage of the proceedings"?
(a) Hurt anyone.
(b) Break any laws.
(c) Tell any lies.
(d) Make any mistakes.

6. When the landlady enters the sitting room, what is she carrying on a tray?
(a) A knife.
(b) A photo album.
(c) A bottle of medicine.
(d) Tea.

7. When Billy describes the landlady as being "off her rocker," what literary convention is being used?
(a) Personification.
(b) Simile.
(c) Metaphor.
(d) Idiom.

8. After showing Billy to his room, what does the landlady offer him?
(a) Coffee.
(b) Supper.
(c) A hot bath.
(d) A cocktail.

9. According to the landlady, what did Mr. Mulholland love to do?
(a) Read novels.
(b) Lift weights.
(c) Drink tea.
(d) Knit.

10. According to the landlady, what school had Mr. Mulholland attended when he came to the bed and breakfast?
(a) King's College.
(b) Oxford.
(c) Cambridge.
(d) Imperial College.

11. What does Billy think about the landlady as she is showing him around the bed and breakfast?
(a) That she is younger than he first thought.
(b) That she is criminally insane.
(c) That she is old and infirm.
(d) That she is slightly dotty.

12. When Billy goes down to the sitting room, what does he discover the dog doing?
(a) Eating.
(b) Barking.
(c) Playing.
(d) Sleeping.

13. According to the landlady, how much does the bed and breakfast cost per day?
(a) Six and fourpence.
(b) Ten and fivepence.
(c) Five and sixpence.
(d) Three and tuppence.

14. From what town did Mr. Mulholland come?
(a) Liverpool.
(b) Manchester.
(c) Birmingham.
(d) Cardiff.

15. When Billy compares the landlady to a mother, he envisions her welcoming him for what holiday?
(a) Boxing Day.
(b) Thanksgiving.
(c) Easter.
(d) Christmas.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Billy notice immediately upon entering the bed and breakfast?

2. How does Billy feel about the price of the bed and breakfast?

3. Upon showing Billy around the bed and breakfast, how does the landlady describe her home?

4. According to Billy after the landlady shows him to his room, what kind of soul does the landlady have?

5. From what town did Mr. Temple come?

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