The Thorn Birds Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the special gift that Meggie receives for her fourth birthday?
(a) A pet lamb named Bo.
(b) A doll that she names Agnes.
(c) A day to follow her dad on his daily chores.
(d) A trip to the candy store in Wahine.

2. What two people or things is Ralph torn between?
(a) Meggie and the Church.
(b) The Clearys and the Carsons.
(c) Being a sheep farmer or working in Wahine.
(d) Paddy and Fiona

3. Paddy and Fiona have how many sons?
(a) 4.
(b) 7.
(c) 8.
(d) 5.

4. With the exception of Meggie, what is the family's attitude toward Fiona's latest pregnancy?
(a) Anger at another mouth to feed.
(b) Worry for Fiona's health.
(c) Welcoming - someone to eventually help out in the fields.
(d) Embarrassment.

5. When Fiona is bedridden with her latest pregnancy, who is her greatest helper?
(a) Harold.
(b) Paddy.
(c) Meggie.
(d) Frank.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the main character of this novel?

2. Which of the following characters is not very fond of Meggie?

3. What does Mary Carson have difficulty keeping?

4. Which family member is not allowed to attend church?

5. How long did it take the Cleary family to arrive in Gillanbone?

(see the answer key)

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