Under My Skin Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters Fifteen, Sixteen and Seventeen.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What book does Lessing cite in her discussion of the Russian front?
(a) The Real Thing.
(b) All Quiet on the Western Front.
(c) Darkness at Noon.
(d) The Forgotten Soldier.

2. Which of the following organizations asked Lessing to write a play in the 1950's?
(a) The Liverpool Theater Company.
(b) The Shakespeare Theater Company.
(c) The Royal Theater Company.
(d) The BBC.

3. What development in young John's life took very little effort from Lessing?
(a) Toilet training.
(b) Walking
(c) Crawling.
(d) Speaking.

4. What did Lessing's father think of his Persian business partners?
(a) That they were members of a different culture.
(b) That they were corrupt.
(c) That they were lazy.
(d) That they were incompetent.

5. What was the name of Lessing's nanny?
(a) Beth.
(b) Betsy.
(c) Biddy.
(d) Betty.

Short Answer Questions

1. To which book did Lessing often compare her childhood?

2. What does Lessing mention as the one thing that would have stopped her from marrying Frank?

3. What event in Lessing's childhood does she describe as having left her inconsolable?

4. What type of animals frequently made their way into the Tayler house?

5. Which of the following historic examples does Lessing use to support her claims about human nature?

(see the answer key)

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