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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. Why is Stivvings always missing school?
(a) He is sick.
(b) He sleeps in and misses the bus.
(c) He must help his ailing mother.
(d) He cuts classes with his friends.

2. What does "J." stand for?
(a) Jordan.
(b) Jason.
(c) Jeremy.
(d) Jerome.

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

4. What do the men check at breakfast on the day of their departure?
(a) Their bank accounts.
(b) The newspaper for news on their trip.
(c) The weather.
(d) Their weight.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What time do the men wake up on the day they start their journey?

3. What example is given of a simple project Uncle Podger would undertake?

4. What does J.'s doctor prescribe?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does J. report happened to two men he saw on shore once, holding a tow line and looking blankly at each other?

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

6. Who is Stivvings?

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

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

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

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

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