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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. How much money did Mrs. Ford leave to the narrator in her will?
(a) 200 pounds.
(b) 500 pounds.
(c) 1,000 pounds.
(d) 100 pounds.

2. Of the letter, the narrator says in Chapter 2, "And no, it wasn't shame I now felt, or guilt, but something rarer in my life and stronger than both" (187). What does the narrator describe feeling?
(a) Remorse.
(b) Retribution.
(c) Insolence.
(d) Regret.

3. What is the name of the narrator's personal solicitor?
(a) James Marcantel.
(b) William O'Macy.
(c) Mr. Sallinger.
(d) T. J. Gunnell.

4. What two locations are linked by the Wobbly Bridge?
(a) Hyde Park and Oxford Square.
(b) Whitecastle and Newbury.
(c) Chislehurst and London.
(d) St. Paul's and Tate Modern.

5. Of his personal solicitor, the narrator says in Chapter 2, "He told me that going to the police and trying to persuade them to lay a charge of theft against a woman of mature years who had recently lost her mother would, in his view, be" what (132-133)?
(a) "Damning."
(b) "Foolish."
(c) "Permissable."
(d) "A terrible idea."

Short Answer Questions

1. What composer does the narrator say "has gone the way of those geniuses who fascinate in youth, retain a residual power in middle age, but later seem, if not embarrassing, somehow less relevant" in Chapter 2 (115)?

2. Terry tells the narrator at the pub in Chapter 2 that "Mary" is not Adrian's mother but what?

3. The narrator states in Chapter 2, "I viewed my time with Veronica as" what (131)?

4. In comparing himself to Adrian, the narrator notes in Chapter 2 that Adrian used logic whereas the narrator used what?

5. When does the narrator say a person's character peaks in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What exchange takes place between the protagonist and Veronica during their second meeting at the brasserie in Chapter 2?

2. How does the protagonist describe his relationship with Susie in Chapter 2?

3. What realization does the protagonist first come to regarding the mentally disabled man in North London?

4. How does the protagonist respond to the letter he reads from Veronica's envelope in Chapter 2?

5. What does the protagonist recall about the Severn Bore as he returns from his second meeting with Veronica in Chapter 2?

6. Why does the protagonist surmise that Veronica gave him the letter and met him in person (for their first meeting) in Chapter 2?

7. What does the protagonist conclude about his journey and life in the conclusion of the novel?

8. What is the second document bequeathed to the protagonist? Why does he seek its ownership?

9. Why does Margaret eventually tell the protagonist that he is on his own in Chapter 2?

10. What is revealed in the letter from Sarah Ford to the protagonist in the first document he receives?

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