Waterland Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 46.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Dick's reaction to the revelation about his birth?
(a) He laughs, jumps up and down, and cries,
(b) He runs from the room, hides, and then drives off on his motorbike.
(c) He shouts that he lu-lu-loves Tom.
(d) He tries to kill Tom with one of the beer bottles.

2. What does Ernest Atkinson, Tom's grandfather, do that marks the beginning of a long list of scandalous behavior?
(a) He closes the Atkinson brewery and begins selling soda instead.
(b) He proclaims that he believes Sarah Atkinson's ghost haunts his bedroom.
(c) He bathes in a public fountain with some of his Cambridge classmates.
(d) He get engaged to a poor journalist's daughter without his parents' permission.

3. What does Mary fail to explain to Dick properly, with terrible consequences?
(a) That she is truly in love with Tom.
(b) How children are actually made.
(c) That she is truly in love with Freddie.
(d) That she is truly in love with Dick.

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 Norman Invasion of 1066.
(b) The Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
(c) The Sarajevo Assassination of 1914.
(d) The French Revolution of 1789.

5. What is the way out everybody in Price's nightmare uses except for Price?
(a) Covering their ears.
(b) The classroom window.
(c) Suicide pills.
(d) Turning themselves into more black dogs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is in the chest in the attic that Helen bestows upon Dick?

2. Which of the boys' bodies does Mary appear to be most interested in?

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

4. What about the scene at the Lode does NOT remind Tom of the later scene of Freddie Parr's death?

5. What does Tom compare the sound of Dick's motorcycle to the evening Mary has broken up with Tom?

(see the answer key)

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