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's new-coined term "histrionics" refer to?
(a) Being hysterically enthusiastic about something.
(b) The combined study of history and economics.
(c) Throwing an angry fit because what has happened is history and cannot be changed.
(d) Changing history through technology.

2. Tom confronts Price about his frequent interruptions during class. What question does Price's reluctance about history boil down to?
(a) How can anyone know what really happened?
(b) How many more history lessons will he have to sit through?
(c) Does knowing history help change anything?
(d) Is history not just a collection of stories that keeps the powerful in power?

3. What gives the Atkinsons the decisive advantage over the other brewers in the Gildsey area?
(a) They invent the steam engine.
(b) They grow the best malt barley for beer brewing in the area.
(c) An ancestor saves Queen Elizabeth, is knighted and given a royal commission.
(d) They return rich from an exploration to the Americas.

4. Who is the patron saint of Gildsey?
(a) St. Julian of Norwich.
(b) St. Gertrude of the Marshes.
(c) St. Mary.
(d) St. Gunnhilda.

5. The headmaster of the school where Tom Crick teaches history thinks Tom should retire from his job. Why?
(a) The headmaster does not like Tom Crick.
(b) History will be eliminated from the curriculum.
(c) Tom Crick has stopped teaching the syllabus.
(d) All of the above.

Short Answer Questions

1. What medical condition is Tom afraid that Mary might have?

2. What is the landscape the novel is set in?

3. What tells Tom that he and Mary must finish their argument quickly because the park is about to close?

4. Why does his most outspoken student reject Tom Crick's attempt to teach the class history?

5. On the day that Freddie Parr was found dead in the river, Mary confesses what to Tom?

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