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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 movie character does Quoyle feel Benny resembles?
(a) Captain Queeg.
(b) Mad Max.
(c) Eraserhead.
(d) Captain Nemo.

2. How is Quoyle's routine described?
(a) As distinctive.
(b) As elaborate.
(c) As simple.
(d) As frenetic.

3. What is Tert Card's reaction to Quoyle's piece about oil tankers?
(a) He is furious, tears it up and punches Quoyle in the face.
(b) He is furious, rewrites it, then goes and gets drunk.
(c) He thinks it is a good joke.
(d) He is annoyed, but grudgingly publishes it.

4. What dreadful family secret does Quoyle discover?
(a) Incest.
(b) Cannibalism.
(c) Murder.
(d) Madness.

5. How did Agnis' mother die?
(a) Of pneumonia, at home.
(b) Of pneumonia, in a Brooklyn hospital.
(c) Of injuries sustained in a fall.
(d) Of lung cancer, in a Brooklyn Hospital.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Tert Card like his champagne?

2. What disturbing sensation does Quoyle have when in the green house?

3. Why does Quoyle decide to take the boat to Killick-Claw?

4. How does Quoyle feel about middle age?

5. What aspect of journalism did Nutbeem handle well?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways are descriptions of interior environment, specifically the Heavy weather bar and the Burke house, connected to the characters of Quoyle and Tert Card in Chapter 34?

2. In what shape is the local Newfoundland economy?

3. To what extent is Quoyle drawn to the green house on the point?

4. Comment on the reception given Quoyle's piece about oil tankers.

5. Contrast the growing relationship between Quoyle and Wavey with that each experienced with their previous partners.

6. In what way is the short scene involving his bath important to our understanding of Quoyle's inner journey?

7. In what way is Bunny's attention-seeking during the restaurant dinner important?

8. What interesting plot lines are dealt with in this chapter?

9. Why is Quoyle uncertain about marrying Wavey?

10. What secret is exposed during the visit to St John's?

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