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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who put Paul's family in debt?
(a) His mother.
(b) His uncle.
(c) His father.
(d) His nanny.

2. Who hears someone whispering they need more?
(a) The house.
(b) The church.
(c) Mother.
(d) The children.

3. What does Paul hope to win his mother's love from?
(a) The house.
(b) His father.
(c) Money.
(d) The past.

4. What is Barrett's job?
(a) Lawyer.
(b) Butler.
(c) Cook.
(d) Gardener.

5. Where did Paul's uncle and Barrett meet?
(a) City hall.
(b) The military.
(c) The work place.
(d) School.

6. What is Ascot?
(a) A betting hall.
(b) A champion fighter.
(c) A hotel.
(d) A race.

7. What is Paul's uncle a fanatic about?
(a) Horse racing.
(b) Poker.
(c) Meeting strange women.
(d) Billiards.

8. Who does Paul ask a question of that nobody else has?
(a) His sister.
(b) His Mother.
(c) His uncle.
(d) His father.

9. What kind of hair does Paul have?
(a) Straight.
(b) Scraggly.
(c) Curly.
(d) Thin.

10. Who does Mother like to lord over?
(a) Her husband.
(b) Everyone in town.
(c) Her siblings.
(d) Her children.

11. Why did Mother get married?
(a) She was in love.
(b) She needed money.
(c) All of these.
(d) She wanted to make her father angry.

12. When is the only time Barrett has lost on his bets?
(a) When the weather is bad.
(b) When he doesn't sleep well.
(c) When Paul is not certain.
(d) When he doesn't go to church.

13. What place does Paul's first bet take?
(a) Last.
(b) First.
(c) Second.
(d) Third.

14. What does Paul invite his uncle to do?
(a) Loan him money.
(b) Join his partnership.
(c) Come to the races.
(d) Learn his methods.

15. What is Mother trying to do when she tells Paul he has something she needs?
(a) Distract him.
(b) Get rid of him,
(c) Motivate him.
(d) Humor him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who stores Paul's share of his winnings?

2. What does Mother have a hard time giving her children?

3. What does Mother try to keep the appearance of after her marriage?

4. What color are Paul's eyes?

5. What does Paul's uncle do when Paul makes his first bet?

(see the answer keys)

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