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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. Who threatens George?
(a) Peter
(b) The nursery
(c) Wendy
(d) David

2. Who initially believes that the nursery walls are too real?
(a) Peter
(b) Lydia
(c) George
(d) Wendy

3. What do George and Lydia think is broken?
(a) The stove
(b) The dining room table
(c) The nursery machinery
(d) The front door

4. What do they see when they look to the sky?
(a) Vultures
(b) Macaws
(c) Blue
(d) Storm clouds

5. What does the wife want the husband to take a look at?
(a) The nursery
(b) The front door
(c) The stove
(d) The furnace

Short Answer Questions

1. What has the room become a channel for?

2. What is a major theme of The Veldt?

3. What is the problem that Lydia is beginning to feel with the house?

4. How much did the nursery cost in comparison to the rest of the house?

5. What is “busy humming it to itself” in the opening paragraphs?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is dinner served to George and Lydia?

2. Explain the following quote: “And again George Hadley was filled with admiration for the mechanical genius who had conceived this room. A miracle of efficiency selling for an absurdly low price. Every home should have one.”

3. How do Peter and Wendy trick George and Lydia into the nursery?

4. Why does George laugh at Lydia once she runs out of the nursery?

5. What does Lydia think is wrong with her life?

6. Why does George feel perspiration on his brown when he is in the nursery?

7. In the past, what has David McClean noticed about the nursery?

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

9. Where are George and Lydia Hadley?

10. 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?

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