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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Dick hide in the mouth of a stuffed pike?
(a) The key to his mother's chest in the attic.
(b) The shards of the murder weapon.
(c) A picture of his mother and Tom as an infant.
(d) A note Mary gives him.

2. What is Mary doing at the windmill when Tom finds her?
(a) She is talking to the wind as if it were a person.
(b) She jumps so she falls on her stomach to kill her unborn child.
(c) She is cutting herself with a razor blade.
(d) She is sleeping with Dick.

3. Tom thinks Mary cannot overcome her insanity because...
(a) There is no cure for Alzheimer's.
(b) She keeps reliving the past.
(c) Brain chemistry is destiny.
(d) He does not love her enough.

4. Tom thinks that progress leads...
(a) To a brighter future.
(b) Back to where we started.
(c) Nowhere.
(d) To forgetting.

5. What happens to Dick Crick when he hears the church bells ring?
(a) The sun shines on his face and he smiles.
(b) He hears his wife's voice in the sound of the bells.
(c) He takes Mary's hand and dies.
(d) He sees the ghost of Sarah Atkinson next to him.

6. What is the title Ernest Atkinson gives Dick in the letter?
(a) Earl of Gildsey.
(b) An expletive.
(c) Saviour of the World.
(d) Most Beloved Grandson.

7. Where does Tom go after he leaves Mary at the insane asylum?
(a) Gildsey.
(b) Price's parents' house.
(c) Greenwich Park.
(d) The Safeways supermarket.

8. What is the name of the Cricks' doctor?
(a) Dr. Fiddler.
(b) Dr. Atlee.
(c) Dr. Bright.
(d) Dr. Higginbotham.

9. What temperament does phlegm tend towards, as reflected in the mood of the landscape the novel is set in and in the mood of many of its major characters?
(a) Melancholic.
(b) Sanguine.
(c) Choleric.
(d) Inquisitive.

10. How does Price feel about helping his drunk teacher Tom Crick once they are out on the street outside the pub?
(a) Superior.
(b) Overwhelmed.
(c) Amused.
(d) Embarrassed.

11. What does Tom think is a superstition people believed in "once upon a time"?
(a) The goodness of human kind.
(b) The end of the world.
(c) God.
(d) That history matters.

12. In chapter 32, what is the event that Dick cannot understand?
(a) Freddie Parr's death.
(b) Finding the bottle he used to kill Freddie.
(c) Mary's attempt to teach him about love.
(d) His mother's death.

13. What sparks Tom Crick's interest in the mating habits of eels?
(a) His memory of an eel in Mary's knickers and his need to take his mind off Mary being with Dick.
(b) Mary tells Tom if he can find out the truth about how eels mate, she'll stop her love lessons with Dick.
(c) His desire to show his own curiosity is as strong as Mary's.
(d) Mary asks him to look it up because she wants to use it as an example to teach Dick about sex.

14. 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) Old women knitting at the scaffold.
(b) Ravens picking at piles of corpses.
(c) Corpseless heads that rolled their eyes and screamed.
(d) Headless corpses that flailed and kicked.

15. Who turns out to be Ernest's other child?
(a) Dick Crick.
(b) Freddie Parr.
(c) Mary Metcalf.
(d) Tom Crick.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who buys a large house in Gildsey for the newly married Tom and Mary?

2. What is the name of the student club that Price is part of?

3. What is Martha Clay's pet?

4. According to ancient tradition, too much phlegm is best countered with large amounts of what substance that many characters in the novel use in large quantities?

5. What do the student chant at the headmaster while he is giving his speech?

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