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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. What does Mary tell Tom that she does not tell the judge?
(a) That the mother had told her to take the child.
(b) That she had seen the mother pinch the child angrily.
(c) That she didn't really hear a voice from God telling her to take the child.
(d) That she had planned abducting the child for a long time.

4. What is the catastrophe that hits Europe in January 1937?
(a) A record cold winter.
(b) A flu epidemic.
(c) A series of catastrophic floods.
(d) Word War II begins.

5. What is NOT one of the emblems of by-gone years that Tom includes in his list of memories he wants Mary to recall?
(a) Fairy tales.
(b) Steam trains.
(c) Fireworks over the Fens.
(d) Two crossed ears of barley on ships' bows.

6. What does Tom compare the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to?
(a) A puppet show.
(b) Mary's abortion.
(c) Plucking a chicken.
(d) A circus attraction.

7. Where does Tom Crick take Price to talk about Tom's forced retirement?
(a) Greenwich Park.
(b) The British Library in downtown London.
(c) Gildsey.
(d) A pub called The Duke's Head.

8. Who tells Harry Crick the truth about Freddie Parr and Dick?
(a) Dick.
(b) Tom.
(c) Mary.
(d) The ghost of Sarah Atkinson.

9. What does Mary fail to explain to Dick properly, with terrible consequences?
(a) That she is truly in love with Dick.
(b) How children are actually made.
(c) That she is truly in love with Freddie.
(d) That she is truly in love with Tom.

10. What is not one of the things Tom does in the evenings when he alone?
(a) Drink heavily.
(b) Grade papers.
(c) Cry.
(d) Smoke cigarettes.

11. What is NOT a negative personality trait associated with phlegm, although it plays a pivotal role in some of the novel's most important turning points?
(a) Stupor.
(b) Dullness.
(c) Anger.
(d) Fatalism.

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

13. While Martha locks herself in with Mary, she asks Tom to do what outside?
(a) Pray to the Virgin Mary.
(b) Pluck a duck.
(c) Stand guard.
(d) Chop firewood.

14. Why does Mary tell Dick that she is pregnant with Freddie Parr's child?
(a) She tells Dick it isn't his child, sees his anger, and wants to protect Tom.
(b) She's being silly, but Dick doesn't understand that she is joking.
(c) She wants to end her love lessons with Dick.
(d) She wants Dick to make Freddie leave her alone.

15. What does Mary tell Tom about the unborn child at the windmill?
(a) That the child is Freddie Parr's.
(b) That the child has been dead for weeks.
(c) That the child his her father's.
(d) That the child is Dick's after all.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is NOT a positive personality trait associated with phlegm, and one notably absent from most of the major characters of the novel?

2. Whom does Helen Crick ask to see when she is on her deathbed?

3. What does Tom compare migrating geese to in the winter of 1943?

4. Tom Crick compares the end of a person's life to...

5. Who dies of the flu?

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