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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 has the Professor just done at the opening of the novel?
(a) Started a new job.
(b) Divorced his wife.
(c) Moved to a new house.
(d) Married.

2. What does Rosamond want to build for her father?
(a) A garden.
(b) A new house.
(c) A lake house.
(d) A new study in the back yard of the new house.

3. What kind of gem did Outland give to the Professor's girls?
(a) Emerald.
(b) Ruby.
(c) Turquoise.
(d) Diamond.

4. What did Outland do when working for the railroad?
(a) He was a call boy.
(b) He was a water boy.
(c) Conductor.
(d) Engineer.

5. How does Scott describe the memory of Tom Outland?
(a) Perfect.
(b) Like a cowboy.
(c) Too rough to be real.
(d) Not real, just a glittering idea.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the Professor grow up Methodist and not Catholic?

2. What bracelet was Rosamond wearing when Louie first saw her?

3. What puzzles the Professor about Kathleen's talents?

4. What does Scott wonder about concerning the bracelet?

5. What kind of hat was Outland wearing when he first met the Professor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of Louie saying that it is Scott who does not like his dinners?

2. Why did Lillian refuse to help Augusta out of her financial problems?

3. What kind of personality does the study have? What are the study and house to the Professor?

4. What financial offer does Rosamond offer her father? Why is the Professor uncomfortable with the offer?

5. Why does it surprise the Professor that his daughter, Kathleen, does not find herself remarkable? Does he feel that she has wasted her life? How?

6. What is the professor's answer to Scott when he expresses concern about Louie naming his new home "Outland"?

7. Would Lillian have been happy with Tom Outland as her son-in-law? Why?

8. When Outland handed the turquoises to the girls, what did the professor notice about his hands?

9. What kind of games did Outland play with the girls?

10. What happened to the girl from the charity school when the Professor tried to give her flowers? What is the significance of this moment?

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