Waterland Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 21 | Chapter 22.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Tom Crick tell his students is the difference between animals and humans?
(a) Humans can plan for the future.
(b) Humans have the ability to forgive each other.
(c) Humans tell each other stories.
(d) Animals don't kill each other out of jealousy.

2. What convinced Tom Crick that he should study and teach history?
(a) A conversation with a German POW who says history has ended in 1945.
(b) Seeing destroyed German cities after World War II.
(c) Hearing about the murder of six million Jews during the war.
(d) Receiving a history book as a secret gift from Mary when he leaves for the war.

3. Whom does Tom Crick quote as saying, "we cannot step into the same river twice?"
(a) Cicero.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Heraclitus of Ephesus.
(d) Dionysius the Areopagite.

4. What is the name of the ale Ernest Atkinson brews that seems to cause the end of any respect for him in Gildsey because it is too good?
(a) Gildsey Flood Ale.
(b) Coronation Ale.
(c) Diamond Jubilee Ale.
(d) Helen Atkinson Ale.

5. What disaster befalls Sarah Atkinson when she is 37 years old?
(a) She loses her long-awaited first child at its birth.
(b) Her husband hits her in the head in a fit of rage, leaving her a living shell of her former self.
(c) She is caught on the second floor of her house when it burns down.
(d) Her husband dies and his relatives take all his money from her, leaving her destitute.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Sarah Atkinson when she dies?

2. What was Freddie Parr's father, Jack Parr, infamous for in the Gildsey area?

3. What is the River Tom Crick describes at great length to explain how the landscape of the novel's setting is formed?

4. Tom Crick's wife, Mary, has been sent to a mental institution. Why?

5. What does Ernest Atkinson do that marks the first step in his family's economic decline?

(see the answer key)

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