Under My Skin Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Fourteen.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What skills did Lessing teach herself during that year?
(a) Speed typing and shorthand.
(b) Reading and writing.
(c) Sewing and darning.
(d) Cooking and cleaning.

2. How does Lessing describe the letters that she received from her mother?
(a) Furious.
(b) Frantic.
(c) Refreshing.
(d) Docile.

3. What did Lessing's parents think of the Whiteheads when they first met them?
(a) That they could betray them at any time.
(b) That they were shifty and unsatisfactory.
(c) That they would be useful in developing relationships.
(d) That they should return to England.

4. In what year was Gottfried Lessing born?
(a) 1912.
(b) 1917.
(c) 1907.
(d) 1921.

5. Why was it especially dangerous for Gottfried to carry on an affair?
(a) Because he was a married man.
(b) Because he was a high-ranking official.
(c) Because he was an enemy alien.
(d) Because he was a career criminal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Lessing's family live before they found property?

2. Which book on the experience of Communism does Lessing cite in this chapter?

3. Who was the editor of The New Rhodesia?

4. In Chapter 10, which of the following countries was Lessing thinking about as she stood at the edge of the tobacco field?

5. How long before this book was written did Europeans arrive in Southern Rhodesia?

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