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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator, in "Reginald's Rubaiyat," come to realize while they were in the bathroom?
(a) They needed to buy a gift.
(b) They wanted to get married.
(c) They needed to pay a debt.
(d) They wanted to be a poet.

2. What does Clovis believe to be "more beautiful than any religion"?
(a) Merlot.
(b) Oysters.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Homer.

3. What kind of animal does the Baroness come across while on horseback?
(a) A cougar.
(b) A hyena.
(c) A boar.
(d) A lion.

4. What does Reginald want to write a book about?
(a) Personal reminiscences.
(b) Relationships with older women.
(c) Travel.
(d) His mother.

5. What responsibility do the Saunderses have based upon "Fate"?
(a) Milk production.
(b) Cow slaughter.
(c) Cultivating of crops.
(d) Keeping fowls.

6. What is the name of the Mullets' daughter that Mr. Penricarde admires?
(a) Mary.
(b) Jessie.
(c) Mathilda.
(d) Beth.

7. Whose job is it to insure that both Jane and Dora do not come face-to-face?
(a) Clovis.
(b) Anne.
(c) Sturridge.
(d) Clovis' mother.

8. Who is bitten by a dog that is assumed to have rabies?
(a) Esthernd.
(b) Dobrinton.
(c) Jenson.
(d) Micheals.

9. What is the Brogue known as?
(a) The Beast.
(b) Bronson.
(c) Broom-Hilda.
(d) Beserker.

10. For whom is Mrs. Packletide going to arrange a lunch for at her home on Curzon Street?
(a) Loona Bimberton.
(b) Caroline Finsberry.
(c) Soyna Apperton.
(d) Virginia Tobermony.

11. What poetic device does Reginald use in the first line of his poem on peace?
(a) Metaphors.
(b) Assonance.
(c) Personification.
(d) Alliteration.

12. Where does Reginald believe that "young men of brilliant attraction" should be?
(a) Heaven.
(b) In school.
(c) Hell.
(d) At tea parties.

13. What does Reginald state is "an absurdly overrated affair"?
(a) Death.
(b) Life.
(c) Education.
(d) Marriage.

14. What does Reginald claim that ducks did not have?
(a) Worries.
(b) Repose.
(c) Feathers.
(d) Real life.

15. Who does the former farmer marry?
(a) A lion-tamer's widow.
(b) His best friend's daughter.
(c) A prostitute.
(d) A madame of a brothel.

Short Answer Questions

1. In England, what kind of dog does Olga believe to be "chic"?

2. How many times does the orchestra play "The Chaplet"?

3. What is Reginald accused of reading which leads to his lack of sense of moral proportion?

4. Who does "the Other" quote, in "Reginald's Peace Poem", when they stated "I agree with you"?

5. What is found in the strong box of the sunken vessel?

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