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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Reginald state is the reason that his aunt "adopted" him?
(a) He was left by his parents.
(b) He needed a leader.
(c) He was lost.
(d) He was a decorative sorrow.

2. What book, mentioned in "The Jesting of Arlington Stringham," is to have been denied being read by everyone?
(a) "The Gospel of Mary."
(b) "120 Days of Sodom."
(c) "Utopia."
(d) "By Mere Chance."

3. Who asks Clovis if he was a matchmaker?
(a) Walter Mitty.
(b) Hugo Peterby.
(c) Victor Franz.
(d) Michael Drund.

4. What kind of buzzards does Mrs. Olsten say are nesting in her woods?
(a) Buteo Buzzards.
(b) Black-breasted Buzzards.
(c) Common Buzzards.
(d) Rough-Legged Buzzards.

5. What is Theophil Eshley's profession "by force of environment"?
(a) An sculptor.
(b) A photographer.
(c) A cattle painter.
(d) A writer.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many hands tall is the Brogue?

2. Where does Arlington Stringham tell his joke?

3. Who is bitten by a dog that is assumed to have rabies?

4. What kind of mines does Mr. Penricarde own?

5. What kind of animal does the Baroness come across while on horseback?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Mrs. Packletide shot at the tiger?

2. What, according to Clovis, is different about his mother getting married "this time"?

3. Why does Clovis state that Hugo Peterby is at Mrs. Olston's home?

4. According to the Duchess in "Reginald at the Theater," what are the things "you can't get away from"?

5. What does Reinald say one comes to know at a host's home?

6. What happens to cause a rift between Dora and Jane?

7. Name at least two things that the narrator finds offensive that Reginald does at the McKillops' garden party.

8. What is Clovis' idea for getting out of the sale of the Brogue?

9. In "The Innocence of Reginald," what two things does Reginald believe fail to go together?

10. What problem does Vanessa Pennington have in "Cross Currents"?

(see the answer keys)

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