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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are people wearing when the young men reach Moulsey Lock?
(a) Wet suits.
(b) Swimsuits.
(c) Their Sunday boating dresses.
(d) Church attire.

2. According to J., what often happens to the boats that are being pulled by animals?
(a) It is hard to get out of their way.
(b) They move very quickly.
(c) All of these answers are correct.
(d) They get in frequent accidents.

3. What time do the men wake up on the day they start their journey?
(a) 11:00 a.m.
(b) 10:00 a.m.
(c) 9:00 a.m.
(d) 1:00 p.m.

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

5. Whom do the men blame for oversleeping?
(a) The alarm clock.
(b) Each other.
(c) The maid.
(d) The dog.

6. What is Harris's full name?
(a) Chistopherson Brice Harris.
(b) Brice Christopherson Harris.
(c) Samuel William Harris.
(d) William Samuel Harris.

7. What kind of stove do the three men decide not to take on their trip?
(a) A gas stove.
(b) A coal stove.
(c) An oil stove.
(d) A steam stove.

8. What meal do the men eat before departing on their trip?
(a) Lunch.
(b) Breakfast.
(c) None.
(d) Dinner.

9. What does J. note often happens to the person responsible for pulling the tow line?
(a) He gets very angry.
(b) He trips over the long rope.
(c) He trips.
(d) He gets distracted.

10. What vice are the main characters doing when the novel opens?
(a) Drinking.
(b) Gambling.
(c) Visiting a place where prostitutes hang out.
(d) Smoking.

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

12. The three main characters decide they need a break for __________.
(a) One month.
(b) Three days
(c) One week.
(d) Ten days.

13. Where do Harris and J. stop when they are informed they are trespassing?
(a) Hemmingway Park.
(b) Central Park.
(c) Tower of Big Ben.
(d) Kempton Park.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the men do to celebrate coming to a compromise about their sleeping arrangements?

2. What kind of dog is Montmorency?

3. What does Harris offer the man who accuses him of trespassing?

4. What country are the three main characters in "Three Men in a Boat" from?

5. Who initially attempts to take charge of deciding what to bring on the trip?

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