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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 44.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. At the end of chapter 44, Tom Crick decides that what people really want to know isn't truth. What they really want is...
(a) An excuse to hate.
(b) To know that they're right.
(d) To laugh at someone.
2. What causes the soldiers at the 1915 Royal Cambrideshire Militia parade to stumble out of formation?
(a) Drinking Coronation Ale.
(b) Helen Atkinson's beauty.
(c) The sound of a beer barge foghorn.
(d) Heckling by Ernest Atkinson.
3. What does Dick do when he finds the bottle?
(a) He hides it in a wooden chest with a lock in the attic.
(b) He ties it to the handle of his motorbike with a piece of string.
(c) He screams and later says he saw Sarah Atkinson's ghost.
(d) He threatens Tom not to tell anyone about it or he will hurt Tom.
4. What mesmerized King Canute as he was rowed past Ely?
(a) The chanting of the monks at the Ely monastery.
(b) The sound of the sea breeze as it rushed through the reeds.
(c) The beauty of the girls washing laundry near the riverbank.
(d) The singing of the swans in the fens.
5. What do Tom and Mary hope will happen as they drive back to the supermarket to return the child?
(a) That the mother will have simply disappeared.
(b) That they can find the mother and return the child quietly.
(c) That the mother will let them keep the child.
(d) That the mother will not have noticed that the child has gone.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is it that Tom decides he must find at all cost?
2. Where does Tom put the bottle that he found drifting in the water after Freddie Parr's death?
3. What tells Tom that he and Mary must finish their argument quickly because the park is about to close?
4. What medical condition is Tom afraid that Mary might have?
5. What is the River Tom Crick describes at great length to explain how the landscape of the novel's setting is formed?
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