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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. What kind of singer does Harris imagine himself to be?
(a) Horrible.
(b) Very good.
(c) All of these answers are correct.
(d) Amusing.

2. When does J. claim people finally get used to being on a ship?
(a) Right before the trip is over.
(b) After 24 hours.
(c) Never.
(d) It depends on if they are a man or a woman.

3. J. believes that fellow boaters blame _________________when their tow lines get tangled.
(a) The goddess of rivers.
(b) Each other.
(c) Tricksters.
(d) The god of water.

4. What does J. think tow lines have an uncanny ability to do?
(a) Get longer and longer.
(b) Change color depending on the time of day.
(c) Rip.
(d) Get tangled.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the men decide they will wash their clothes?

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

3. What happens to J. when he gets on the train after telling his story while the men decide which food to bring?

4. What do the men check at breakfast on the day of their departure?

5. What does J.'s doctor prescribe?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do the men have such a hard time finding a train to take them to their boat?

3. What are the men wearing as they prepare to start their journey?

4. 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?

5. What does J. admit he thinks when he reads advertisements for new patent medicines?

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

7. What happens with George and the butter as the group is packing?

8. Who is Stivvings?

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

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

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