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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. Which of the following does Lessing state as signifying the end of any war?
(a) Armistice.
(b) Negotiations.
(c) Total victory.
(d) Military defeat.

2. After returning to England, where did Lessing's family settle?
(a) In Persia.
(b) In Southern Rhodesia.
(c) In the East End.
(d) In Bloomsbury.

3. To which book did Lessing often compare her childhood?
(a) The Little Princess.
(b) Toe-Rags.
(c) The Jungle Book.
(d) Pride and Prejudice.

4. Which company offered loans to the farmers in Lessing's region?
(a) The British National Bank.
(b) Land Bank.
(c) Southern Rhodesian Farming Association.
(d) The National Bank of Southern Rhodesia.

5. Which of the following drugs does Lessing admit to having taken once?
(a) Mescalin.
(b) Heroin.
(c) Marijuana.
(d) Cocaine.

Short Answer Questions

1. What article of clothing caught young Lessing's attention on Bayswater Road?

2. What do Lessing's parents do in preparation for their next voyage?

3. What was Lessing's name for her outward personality?

4. What stove brand did Lessing's family use?

5. With whom did Lessing board as a child?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Lessing's father's medical condition in this chapter.

2. Describe the beginning of Lessing's relationship with Gottfried.

3. What did Lessing believe to be the true cause of her father's death?

4. Describe the conflict between Lessing's parents regarding the servants.

5. According to Lessing's memory, how did she learn to interact with people around her?

6. In Chapter 3, what type of child abuse does Lessing describe?

7. How did Lessing describe Kurt in Chapter 16?

8. Describe the English views of themselves and their relation to other people as Lessing portrays it in this chapter.

9. Ultimately, why did Lessing think that she and Gottfried were mismatched?

10. What did Lessing do one night when she was forced to remain in the cabin while her parents attended a dance?

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