Waterland Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 25 | Chapter 26.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Tom compare the sound of Dick's motorcycle to the evening Mary has broken up with Tom?
(a) Machine gun fire.
(b) The thudding of his own heart.
(c) A bomber airplane.
(d) The growling of an angry beast.

2. The effects of Ernest's special ale caused all of the following EXCEPT:
(a) The near-collision of two pleasure boats whose steersmen had drunk too much.
(b) The premature setting off of the evening's fireworks.
(c) The mass desertion of the army troops stationed in the town to the taverns.
(d) Wild improvisations by the marching band.

3. How did Tom's parents meet?
(a) His father delivered a crate of eels to the house where Tom's mother lived.
(b) His father came home as a war hero and his mother was the prettiest girl at the parade.
(c) His father heard her shouting one day because she'd sprained an ankle and rescued her.
(d) His father was recovering from World War I in a mental asylum where his mother was a nurse.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Johannes Schmidt conclude about the difference between the European eel and the American eel?

2. What is Ernest Atkinson's reaction to the fire?

3. How does Freddie Parr's father Jack react to the ruling by the court that Freddie's death was an accident?

4. Where do the Cricks find the body of Freddie Parr?

5. The Atkinsons are an important family in the Gildsey area for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

(see the answer key)

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