Waterland Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 50.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the letter reveal to Tom and Dick about Dick?
(a) That Dick is entitled to Ernest's seat in the British parliament.
(b) That he is the child of incest between Ernest and his daughter Helen.
(c) That he is the heir to a vast fortune hidden in the Fens.
(d) That Ernest found Dick in the shrubs near a canal and Helen adopted him.

2. What about Mary strikes Tom when he returns from Germany at the end of World War II to marry her?
(a) How much more beautiful she has become.
(b) How tough and independent she has become.
(c) How much of her old spark and curiosity she has lost.
(d) How frail and vulnerable she seems.

3. What is NOT one of the grotesque details Tom Crick lists to show that the French Revolution should better be remembered for its guillotines than for the festive spirit of the French on July 14th, when they "prefer fairy tales" about their history.
(a) Corpseless heads that rolled their eyes and screamed.
(b) Headless corpses that flailed and kicked.
(c) Old women knitting at the scaffold.
(d) Ravens picking at piles of corpses.

4. At the end of chapter 44, Tom Crick decides that what people really want to know isn't truth. What they really want is...
(a) Drama.
(b) To laugh at someone.
(c) An excuse to hate.
(d) To know that they're right.

5. Where does the old Mary Crick claim she got her child without being pregnant?
(a) From the supermarket.
(b) From God.
(c) She found it on the doorstep.
(d) From her neighbor's son George.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the way out everybody in Price's nightmare uses except for Price?

2. Who dies of the flu?

3. What did the inquest decide was the cause of Freddie Parr's death?

4. What is the historical fact that Tom says "history scarcely finds time to mention"?

5. What does Tom dream that he considers telling the headmaster about?

(see the answer key)

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