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

2. What is the agreement between Helen and Ernest Atkinson in exchange for Ernest allowing Helen to marry Harry Crick?
(a) That Helen will help Ernest commit suicide.
(b) That Helen will find a way to assuage Sarah Atkinson's ghost.
(c) That Helen will become a nurse at the Kessling Hall asylum.
(d) That Helen will have Ernest's child.

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

4. What does Freddie Parr do to Mary as revenge for setting him up to lose the competition because she knew he couldn't swim?
(a) He steals all her clothes and forces her to walk home naked.
(b) He holds her under water until she nearly drowns.
(c) He slips a large eel into her knickers.
(d) He rolls her in wet mud until she is totally covered by it.

5. Which boy is most aggressive about asking the two girls to take their clothes off?
(a) Dick Crick.
(b) Freddie Parr.
(c) Tom Crick.
(d) Peter Baine.

Short Answer Questions

1. What marks the end of Ernest Atkinson's political career?

2. What is the catastrophe that hits Europe in January 1937?

3. What is the term Tom Crick keeps using to refer to Mary's attitude towards the world when she was an adolescent?

4. What is NOT one of the grotesque details Tom Crick lists to show that the French Revolution should better be remembered for its guillotines than for the festive spirit of the French on July 14th, when they "prefer fairy tales" about their history.

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

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