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

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

4. What is the worst thing Tom Crick can imagine?
(a) Humans forget their own history.
(b) Mary stops loving him.
(c) Humans stop being curious.
(d) Nuclear weapons destroy the earth.

5. What does Tom compare the sound of Dick's motorcycle to the evening Mary has broken up with Tom?
(a) The thudding of his own heart.
(b) A bomber airplane.
(c) The growling of an angry beast.
(d) Machine gun fire.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What does Mary fail to explain to Dick properly, with terrible consequences?

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

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

5. How does Harry Crick find out that his son Dick is in love with Mary?

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