Waterland Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 45.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are Mary and Tom waiting for the last time they lie together at the windmill?
(a) For Dick to find them and kill them.
(b) For Mary to have a miscarriage.
(c) For the first winter snow.
(d) For a voice from God telling them what to do.

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

3. Where does Tom put the bottle that he found drifting in the water after Freddie Parr's death?
(a) In Dick's room, where Dick would see it.
(b) He accidentally leaves it on the kitchen table.
(c) Out by the road, where he hopes the police constable will see it.
(d) He ties it to the tail pipe of Dick's motorbike.

4. What does Tom Crick tell his students is the question humans must always ask about history?
(a) Who?
(b) How?
(c) Why?
(d) When?

5. 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) Tom Crick himself.
(c) Harold Metcalf.
(d) Dick Crick.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Harry Crick hears that Mary told her father that Tom is the father of her aborted child, what does he tell Tom they should do?

2. What secret does Tom reveal to his students about Lewis Scott, the headmaster of the school?

3. What is NOT one of the names the Atkinsons give their special-occasion ales?

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

5. Lewis Scott, the headmaster at the school where Tom Crick teaches, thinks history should be considered part of what other field?

(see the answer key)

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