Waterland Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 44.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 the mother will not have noticed that the child has gone.
(c) That they can find the mother and return the child quietly.
(d) That the mother will let them keep the child.

2. What is the mother's reaction to the Cricks when they return the baby?
(a) She assaults Mary and tries to scratch her eyes out.
(b) She pretends that the baby isn't hers.
(c) She ignores them and only has eyes for the baby.
(d) She shouts for the police to arrest them.

3. Who hunted in Greenwich Park, where Tom and Mary sit in the evenings with their dog?
(a) Sir Walter Raleigh.
(b) The Duke of Wellington.
(c) Queen Anne.
(d) King Henry VIII.

4. What does Dick do when he finds the bottle?
(a) He screams and later says he saw Sarah Atkinson's ghost.
(b) He hides it in a wooden chest with a lock in the attic.
(c) He ties it to the handle of his motorbike with a piece of string.
(d) He threatens Tom not to tell anyone about it or he will hurt Tom.

5. What causes the soldiers at the 1915 Royal Cambrideshire Militia parade to stumble out of formation?
(a) Helen Atkinson's beauty.
(b) Heckling by Ernest Atkinson.
(c) The sound of a beer barge foghorn.
(d) Drinking Coronation Ale.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Tom Crick quote as saying, "we cannot step into the same river twice?"

2. Where does Tom put the bottle that he found drifting in the water after Freddie Parr's death?

3. What does Ernest Atkinson convert his manor Kessling Hall into?

4. What is the River Tom Crick describes at great length to explain how the landscape of the novel's setting is formed?

5. When Tom and Mary take the baby back to the car, Tom is afraid that the silent baby is what?

(see the answer key)

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