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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the policeman say the man can't kill himself?
(a) It upsets the neighbors.
(b) He has responsibilities.
(c) It is not his life.
(d) He owes money.

2. Who is the King of England in this time period?
(a) King Charles.
(b) King George.
(c) King Philip.
(d) King Henry.

3. What can four pence buy a pound of?
(a) Treacle.
(b) Scones.
(c) Sugar.
(d) Beef.

4. What is the name of the newspaper Lennox asks his son to fetch him?
(a) Shoot.
(b) Football World.
(c) Football Guardian.
(d) Match.

5. What is the narrator's friend watching at the pictures?
(a) Penelope Pitstop.
(b) Lassie.
(c) Jungle Jim.
(d) Tarzan.

6. What does the narrator say the man has a face like?
(a) A parson.
(b) A monkey.
(c) A poet.
(d) A junkie.

7. What is the top and back of Bert's head padded by?
(a) Hair transplants.
(b) Fat.
(c) Overgrown hair.
(d) Moles.

8. What does the author say Jones's brain is like?
(a) An oil tanker.
(b) A senile old man.
(c) An old banger.
(d) A bottle neck.

9. What does the man want the narrator to do when he has the rope around his neck?
(a) Kick away the chair.
(b) Call the police.
(c) Run away.
(d) Close his eyes.

10. What kind of animal does Colin cling to on the Noah's Ark ride?
(a) A lion.
(b) A dove.
(c) A gorilla.
(d) A tiger.

11. What kind of food do the advertising boards advertise?
(a) Beef steaks.
(b) Steak-pies.
(c) Chicken wings.
(d) Pork-pies.

12. What does the narrator say he once saw a man do to himself?
(a) Kill himself.
(b) Talk to himself.
(c) Cut himself.
(d) Flog himself.

13. What does the narrator say Jim's mother cannot touch Phylis with?
(a) A finger.
(b) A rope.
(c) A barge pole.
(d) A poker.

14. Who are Notts County playing in this book?
(a) Bristol City.
(b) Stoke City.
(c) Wolves.
(d) Cambridge Utd.

15. What does the man order the narrator to do before he hangs himself?
(a) Sit down.
(b) Write a note.
(c) Shut the door.
(d) Fetch a chair.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the narrator think Jim could have gone anywhere in the country?

2. What does Jim give his fiance an eye like?

3. What is Jones's job?

4. What is Jim's fiance's name?

5. What kind of stains does Bert have on his mac?

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