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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of song is the German man in J.'s story singing when the audience has a joke played on them?
(a) A very religious song.
(b) A very funny song.
(c) A very sad song.
(d) A very mysterious song.

2. Who wishes that he hadn't packed his tobacco pouch so soon?
(a) George.
(b) Harris.
(c) Their river guide.
(d) J.

3. What do the men push aside to make room for everything they want to pack?
(a) The furniture.
(b) Invited guests.
(c) The dining table only.
(d) The rug.

4. How do the men ultimately get the train they need?
(a) By following a pretty girl.
(b) Be random luck.
(c) By bribing a conductor.
(d) By asking for help.

5. Who accidentally sits on the butter as the men are packing?
(a) George.
(b) The dog.
(c) Harris.
(d) J.

6. Who first volunteers to pack everything?
(a) George.
(b) The dog.
(c) Harris.
(d) J.

7. Who brings up the idea of inclement weather when the group is trying to decide if they should camp or sleep at inns during their trip?
(a) George.
(b) Harris.
(c) J.
(d) The dog.

8. According to J., what are girls constantly asking while they tow the boat?
(a) Why the men felt the need to pack so much stuff.
(b) If they can have some water.
(c) If they can stop.
(d) If they are doing it okay.

9. After reaching a compromise on the camping/going to an inn decision, when do the friends next meet up to plan their trip?
(a) The following night.
(b) The next day at lunch.
(c) The following morning.
(d) A week later.

10. What is distinct about the house in Kingston which J. tells a story about?
(a) There is a lot of carved oak present in the house.
(b) All of these answers are correct.
(c) The owner has covered the walls with wallpaper.
(d) It has a large, beautiful staircase.

11. Kingston is known for being ___________________.
(a) The former royal seat of the Saxon kings.
(b) The largest port city in England.
(c) A large battle that was fought there between the French and the German.
(d) A large battle that was fought there between the French and the Irish.

12. What is unique about Moulsey Lock?
(a) It has recently burned down.
(b) It is continually under construction but never finished.
(c) It is never used.
(d) It is one of the busiest on the river.

13. Who is the narrator of "Three Men in a Boat"?
(a) A neutral person we never see.
(b) Harris.
(c) J.
(d) George.

14. In what city is there a hedge maze?
(a) Hampton Court.
(b) Marauder.
(c) London.
(d) Kingston.

15. What kind of song does the audience think the German man is singing in J.'s story about the joke being played on everyone at a dinner party?
(a) A very funny song.
(b) A very mysterious song.
(c) A very sad song.
(d) A ver religious song.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who remembers that he has forgotten to pack boots?

2. Whom does Harris usually mention during his performance?

3. According to J., what animals do some kind of boaters hire to pull their boats?

4. How do Harris and J. respond to the accusation that they are trespassing?

5. Who ends up packing all of the clothes and supplies in the men's first attempt?

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