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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 is found on the floor of the nursery?
(a) An old wallet of George’s
(b) Dirty dishes
(c) Cigarettes
(d) Wendy’s blankie

2. What genre is The Veldt?
(a) Memoir
(b) Science fiction
(c) Chick lit
(d) Romance

3. When George and David enter the nursery, what are the lions doing?
(a) Feeding
(b) Sleeping
(c) Pacing
(d) Hunting

4. What is the problem that Lydia is beginning to feel with the house?
(a) That it is too cold with all of the machines
(b) She feels that the house is too expensive
(c) she and George are becoming unnecessary
(d) That it no longer does what she expects it to

5. Who are they going to have come look at Africa (the nursery) the following morning?
(a) Ray Bradbury
(b) Gloria Steinem
(c) George Hadley
(d) David McLean

Short Answer Questions

1. What is forgotten, and then quickly produced, at the dinner table?

2. Who says: “Nothing likes to die—even a room”?

3. What does Dr.McClean say that George has become?

4. What are their bedrooms called?

5. How much did they pay for their home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why hadn’t George paid any attention to the situation before?

2. Why do George and Lydia suppose that they cannot change the nursery?

3. How do Wendy and Peter tell their parents that they will be late for dinner?

4. Explain how the nursery conjures the African veldt.

5. Why is George hesitant to lock up the nursery? What does he fear?

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

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

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

9. Why does Lydia “bolt and run”?

10. Why does Lydia say, “The house is wife and mother now, and nursemaid”?

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