Waterland Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 33 | Chapter 34.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Tom Crick mean by the term "Natural History"?
(a) The study of human nature through stories to see what human beings truly are like.
(b) The history of animals, plants, and other life forms.
(c) The history of the world as seen through the lense of science.
(d) History as it would progress if humans didn't attempt to interfere in it constantly.

2. What is Tom Crick's response to this revelation?
(a) He turns Freddie Parr in to the police constable.
(b) He begins to be afraid of Dick.
(c) He reads history books when Dick is out wooing Mary.
(d) He starts flirting intensely with Mary to outdo all the other boys.

3. Who says, "explaining's a way of avoiding the facts while you pretend to get near to them?"
(a) Mary Crick.
(b) Price.
(c) Tom Crick.
(d) Lewis Scott.

4. What is the historical event that Tom Crick keeps returning to over and over again as he explains that history seems to move in a circle?
(a) The Sarajevo Assassination of 1914.
(b) The French Revolution of 1789.
(c) The Norman Invasion of 1066.
(d) The Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

5. Tom tells us that as a young teenager Mary liked to "experiment" with boys. Whom does he NOT suspect her of sleeping with?
(a) Freddie Parr.
(b) Tom Crick himself.
(c) Harold Metcalf.
(d) Dick Crick.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ernest Atkinson, Tom's grandfather, do that marks the beginning of a long list of scandalous behavior?

2. What sort of proof does Mary offer that Dick cannot be the father of her child?

3. Why does his most outspoken student reject Tom Crick's attempt to teach the class history?

4. What does Tom Crick tell his students is the difference between animals and humans?

5. Tom confronts Price about his frequent interruptions during class. What question does Price's reluctance about history boil down to?

(see the answer key)

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