Waterland Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 39 | Chapter 40.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Tom Crick decide to study the history of the Fens?
(a) Because the only history books he can find during the Battle for Britain are local ones.
(b) Because it is the only history that holds any fascination for him.
(c) Because the only scholarship to university he can get is for Fenland history.
(d) To avoid thinking about the history that is in the making as World War II rages.

3. What tells Tom that he and Mary must finish their argument quickly because the park is about to close?
(a) The park-keeper's bell.
(b) The gruff voice of the park warden asking others to leave.
(c) The sunset glistening on the duck pond.
(d) The steady stream of dog owners towards the park gates.

4. What causes the soldiers at the 1915 Royal Cambrideshire Militia parade to stumble out of formation?
(a) Helen Atkinson's beauty.
(b) Drinking Coronation Ale.
(c) Heckling by Ernest Atkinson.
(d) The sound of a beer barge foghorn.

5. What is Ernest Atkinson's reaction to the fire?
(a) He shows no reaction and drives off to his country estate.
(b) He weeps openly on front of the entire town.
(c) He sings loudly with the other revelers as the brewery collapses.
(d) He frantically alerts the fire brigade, but they are too drunk to help.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Mary and Tom waiting for the last time they lie together at the windmill?

2. Which boy is most aggressive about asking the two girls to take their clothes off?

3. What is the name of the supermarket that Mary stole the baby from?

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

5. What is the reason Mary gives Tom for trying to seduce Dick in chapter 32?

(see the answer key)

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