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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Kitty and Charlie meet in Chapter 20, what does the room smell like?
(a) Furniture polish.
(b) Roses.
(c) Opium.
(d) Garbage.

2. In Chapter 5, how does Kitty find out that Walter has been home?
(a) She sees his gloves on the entry table.
(b) Walter tells her.
(c) A neighbor tells her.
(d) The servant boy tells her.

3. After Kitty appears so radiant (shortly after commencing her affair with Charlie), what do her friends assume?
(a) That she has begun an illicit affair.
(b) That she has discovered an Asian beauty secret.
(c) That she and Walter are more in love than ever.
(d) That she is expecting a baby.

4. How does Mrs. Garstin feel towards Mr. Garstin?
(a) She is indifferent to him.
(b) She adores him.
(c) She despises him.
(d) She feels a platonic friendship for him.

5. What position does Charlie hold?
(a) Colonial Governor.
(b) King's Counsel.
(c) Assistant Colonial Secretary.
(d) Judge.

6. What does Charlie think is the best way to understand a man?
(a) To study his life.
(b) To spend a great deal of time with him.
(c) To put yourself in his shoes.
(d) To ask him numerous questions.

7. What relevance does Charlie feel that love has to marriage?
(a) He believes you can only truly love your spouse.
(b) He believes one can be in love with a woman without wishing to spend his life with her.
(c) He believes all marriages are built on love.
(d) He believes marriage is strictly a business arrangement and love is not involved.

8. Who does Charlie think disturbed him and Kitty during their rendezvous in Chapter 1?
(a) Kitty's pet dog.
(b) The amah, or Chinese servant.
(c) A delivery person.
(d) Kitty's husband.

9. What piece of furniture does Kitty sit on throughout her discussion with Charlie at the curio shop?
(a) An antique divan.
(b) A bed.
(c) The floor.
(d) A sandalwood chest.

10. Why does Charlie leave the sitting room in Chapter 1?
(a) He has a quarrel with Kitty.
(b) He is afraid of being caught there by Walter.
(c) The time has come for him to return to work.
(d) He is meeting his wife for lunch.

11. What does Kitty think of Walter's dancing ability?
(a) She thinks he is the best dancer she had ever partnered.
(b) She thinks he is a terrible dancer.
(c) She doesn't know as he refuses to dance with her.
(d) She thinks he is a fair, but undistinguished dancer.

12. After Kitty and Charlie are done discussing Walter, what does Charlie do?
(a) He locks the door and stays with Kitty.
(b) He goes for his regular tiffin.
(c) He goes down and pays the curio shop owner.
(d) He rushes out to a business appointment.

13. When Kitty calls Charlie at the end of Chapter 5, what does he advise her?
(a) To call Walter and tell a small lie.
(b) To invite over a friend.
(c) To leave the house immediately.
(d) To sit tight.

14. Why has Mei-tan-fu been frequently in the newspapers?
(a) It is a highly publicized vacation place of the rich and famous.
(b) It has not been mentioned in the newspapers.
(c) There is a cholera epidemic there.
(d) There has recently been a historical significant finding there.

15. Often, why doesn't Walter respond to casual remarks that Kitty makes?
(a) Small talk annoys him.
(b) He doesn't hear her.
(c) He wants to hurt her feelings.
(d) He has nothing to say.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Charlie and Kitty usually meet?

2. What is the name of Doris' fiance?

3. Where do Kitty and Charlie decide to meet?

4. After Kitty and Charlie consummate their affair, how does she feel?

5. How soon after her marriage does Kitty realize she's made a mistake?

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