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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. According to J., what animals do some kind of boaters hire to pull their boats?
(a) Dogs.
(b) Elephants.
(c) Horses.
(d) Oxen.

2. What food item do the men discuss and decide not to bring with them on their trip?
(a) Milk.
(b) Cereal.
(c) Cheese.
(d) Fish.

3. According to J., what kinds of people hire animals to pull their boats?
(a) Proper ones.
(b) Rich ones.
(c) Lazy ones.
(d) Cruel ones.

4. According to Harris's thinking, who has accused them of trespassing?
(a) A ghost from the past.
(b) A member of the royal family.
(c) The landowner.
(d) Just someone who tries to extort money from unknowning boaters.

5. Who ends up packing all of the clothes and supplies in the men's first attempt?
(a) George.
(b) Harris.
(c) J.
(d) Their housekeeper.

Short Answer Questions

1. The three main characters decide they need a break for __________.

2. Where do the men take their train to meet their boat?

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

4. What is unique about Moulsey Lock?

5. What kind of tree are Harris and J. sitting under when they are accused of trespassing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where do J. and Harris ultimately end up getting George?

2. What does J. believe boaters can do to prevent tangles in the tow line?

3. What does J. say he actually intended when he volunteered to pack?

4. After George sees a couple walking along the shore with a tow line that is not attached to anything, what does he decide to do?

5. What happened to Harris the first time he went into the hedge maze?

6. What item does George bring onto the boat when J. and Harris pick him up?

7. What kind of allegory does J. talk about once the group fine tunes their philosophy about packing?

8. Why does J. make fun of Harris's desire to look at old tombstone inscriptions?

9. Why do the men decide not to pack the oil stove?

10. How many girls does J. joke are needed to pull a tow line?

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