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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 are their bedrooms called?
(a) Sleepertubes
(b) Bedrooms
(c) Slumber rooms
(d) Flues

2. What does George try to conjure to get rid of the veldt?
(a) His favorite childhood fishing spot
(b) The prairie grasses of the Great Plains
(c) Aladdin and his lamp
(d) Rima and the jungle

3. Who says: “Nothing likes to die—even a room”?
(a) George Hadley
(b) David McCLean
(c) Peter Hadley
(d) Lydia Hadley

4. What turns on and off as they walk through the house?
(a) The lights
(b) Music
(c) Television walls
(d) The heat

5. How much did they pay for their home?
(a) $15,000
(b) $45,000
(c) $30,000
(d) $60,000

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the children’s names?

2. When George walks into the nursery with the children, what is there?

3. What does the nursery transform into as George and Lydia are inspecting it?

4. What do George and Lydia hear while they are lying in bed?

5. Who initially believes that the nursery walls are too real?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the following quote: “Now we’re really going to start living. Instead of being handled and massaged, we’re going to live.”

2. How does Dr. McClean say the nursery feels?

3. How do the children react when George and David McClean shut the nursery off?

4. What does George find of his in the corner where the lions where feeding?

5. What is odd about the children when Dr.McClean arrives?

6. When George is sitting at dinner, he begins to think about the African veldt in the nursery. What does he realize the children have been thinking of, and why does it make him uneasy?

7. What do they see when they all walk into the nursery together so that George can prove Africa is in there?

8. Before the African veldt, what did the children conjure in the nursery?

9. How does Peter threaten his father?

10. Describe the sensory experience of the nursery. What senses does the nursery appeal to? Use a description from the text as an example.

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