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. How does Tom react to Mary's statement that "everything has changed" with Freddie's death.
(a) He laughs uncontrollably.
(b) He says nothing and watches Mary run off into the night.
(c) He slaps Mary and shouts,
(d) He tears up lumps of grass and angrily throws them around.

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

3. What sparks Tom Crick's interest in the mating habits of eels?
(a) Mary tells Tom if he can find out the truth about how eels mate, she'll stop her love lessons with Dick.
(b) His memory of an eel in Mary's knickers and his need to take his mind off Mary being with Dick.
(c) Mary asks him to look it up because she wants to use it as an example to teach Dick about sex.
(d) His desire to show his own curiosity is as strong as Mary's.

4. What does Tom notice for the first time when Mary struggles with Freddie Parr's prank?
(a) That Terry Coe is afraid of eels.
(b) That Mary is ticklish.
(c) That Freddie Parr is a drunkard.
(d) That Dick is interested in Mary and that Mary is interested in Dick.

5. What is one of the books Tom Crick reads that he finds in the trove of books collected by his great-aunts Louisa and Dora?
(a) The Last of the Mohicans.
(b) A Tale of Two Cities.
(c) King Arthur and His Noble Knights.
(d) Hereward the Wake.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "explaining's a way of avoiding the facts while you pretend to get near to them?"

2. Why does Mary tell Dick that she is pregnant with Freddie Parr's child?

3. What convinced Tom Crick that he should study and teach history?

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

5. On what days does Tom stay at home at night because Dick spends the evenings out with Mary?

(see the answer key)

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