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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. How does Freddie Parr's father Jack react to the ruling by the court that Freddie's death was an accident?
(a) He has a heart attack in the court room and dies on the spot.
(b) He curses the judge and accuses Tom Crick of killing Freddie.
(c) He walks out of the court room and is never seen again.
(d) He goes to sit on the train tracks to commit suicide, but no train appears.
2. How does Tom react to Mary's statement that "everything has changed" with Freddie's death.
(a) He says nothing and watches Mary run off into the night.
(b) He slaps Mary and shouts,
(c) He laughs uncontrollably.
(d) He tears up lumps of grass and angrily throws them around.
3. What marks the end of Ernest Atkinson's political career?
(a) He offends the mayor of Gildsey.
(b) He runs as a candidate for the Liberal Party.
(c) He opposes the unionization of dock workers.
(d) He sneezes in parliament during a speech by King George V.
4. Tom tells us that as a young teenager Mary liked to "experiment" with boys. Whom does he NOT suspect her of sleeping with?
(a) Freddie Parr.
(b) Harold Metcalf.
(c) Tom Crick himself.
(d) Dick Crick.
5. Tom Crick's wife, Mary, has been sent to a mental institution. Why?
(a) She began to scream at odd times of the night.
(b) Tom Crick hit her over the head and she lost her mind.
(c) She stole a baby from a stroller in a supermarket.
(d) She has developed Alzheimer's disease.
Short Answer Questions
1. What convinced Tom Crick that he should study and teach history?
2. What does Tom Crick's new-coined term "histrionics" refer to?
3. Who does Tom Crick think his wife Mary is having a love affair with in her old age?
4. What gives the Atkinsons the decisive advantage over the other brewers in the Gildsey area?
5. What disaster befalls Sarah Atkinson when she is 37 years old?
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