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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Two crossed ears of barley on ships' bows.
(b) Fairy tales.
(c) Steam trains.
(d) Fireworks over the Fens.

2. What is NOT a positive personality trait associated with phlegm, and one notably absent from most of the major characters of the novel?
(a) Fieriness.
(b) Patience.
(c) Sobriety.
(d) Calm.

3. 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.

4. What does Tom Crick say is the mission of a history teacher?
(a) To motivate his students to be active citizens.
(b) To make sure his students end up loving history.
(c) To instill in his students a sense of destiny.
(d) To teach his students about mistakes.

5. What to Tom and Mary ask Martha to help them with?
(a) An abortion for Mary.
(b) Finding a key to Dick's chest.
(c) Poison for Dick.
(d) A way to save Mary's baby.

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

7. What is the name of the supermarket that Mary stole the baby from?
(a) Safeways.
(b) Tesco.
(c) Morrisons.
(d) Sainsburys.

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

9. Who buys a large house in Gildsey for the newly married Tom and Mary?
(a) Tom Crick.
(b) Harry Crick.
(c) Dick Crick.
(d) Harold Metcalf.

10. Which two fictional characters does Tom compare himself and Mary to as they walk the Fenland tracks to Martha Clay's cottage?
(a) Romeo and Juliet.
(b) Lancelot and Guinevere.
(c) Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
(d) Hereward and Torfrida.

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

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

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

14. What is the image Tom uses to describe his idea of progress?
(a) An eel
(b) Reclaiming land
(c) Dick on a motorcycle
(d) The guillotine

15. Who dies of the flu?
(a) Harry Crick.
(b) Jack Parr.
(c) Helen Crick.
(d) Ernest Atkinson.

Short Answer Questions

1. Price tells Tom Crick of his nightmare about:

2. At the end of chapter 44, Tom Crick decides that what people really want to know isn't truth. What they really want is...

3. What does Mary tell Tom that she does not tell the judge?

4. What is the feeling Tom has about leaving Mary at the insane asylum?

5. Where does the old Mary Crick claim she got her child without being pregnant?

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