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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. In what year was "Three Men in a Boat" published?
(a) 1889.
(b) 1989.
(c) 2010.
(d) 1949.

2. What towns are Harris and J. rowing by as J. tries to keep Harris from stopping to read tomb inscriptions?
(a) Boston and Newport.
(b) Halliford and Shepperton.
(c) Burlington and Burlingame.
(d) Newport and Bridgeport.

3. Harris and J. agree they will try one day to get _________into the maze.
(a) George.
(b) Their girlfriends.
(c) Their children.
(d) Their mothers.

4. Where do the men decide they will leave from to begin their river journey?
(a) Hampton.
(b) Stockton.
(c) Birmingham.
(d) Kingston.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the men push aside to make room for everything they want to pack?

2. What is distinct about the house in Kingston which J. tells a story about?

3. Whose relative is Uncle Podger?

4. Where do Harris and J. stop when they are informed they are trespassing?

5. What does J. note often happens to the person responsible for pulling the tow line?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the group of boys tease the men about as they are outside waiting for a cab to take them to the train station?

3. What does J. remark about the weather forecast as the group prepares to leave on their journey?

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

5. Why do Harris and J. have to pick up George after they start the journey?

6. What does J. remark about the original packing list the men create for their trip?

7. What does J. joke is the prime symptom of his current malady in Chapter 1?

8. What does George do for a living?

9. What does J. note about what people remember about being seasick after they return from a trip?

10. What compromise do the men come to about sleeping at inns or camping?

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