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Philippa Gregory
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does John drive Beatrice one day?
(a) To the mountains.
(b) To church.
(c) To town.
(d) To the sea.

2. Who indicates interest in buying Wideacre?
(a) Ralph.
(b) Mr. Gilby.
(c) Mr. Llewlyn.
(d) Dr. Rose.

3. Who does the wheat doll resemble this year?
(a) Julia and Richard.
(b) John.
(c) Beatrice and Harry.
(d) Celia.

4. What had been a tradition for generations regarding the wheat harvest which Beatrice no longer honors?
(a) A harvest ball is held on the last night of the reaping.
(b) The young children earn prizes during harvest games.
(c) The oldest boys may drive the horses.
(d) The reapers may take what is left over from the harvest.

5. Why does Beatrice tell Dr. Rose to keep John a little bit longer even though he is well enough to come home?
(a) There is influenza at home.
(b) Celia is ill.
(c) She is renovating his room.
(d) She is planning a surprise party for him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What eventually kills Mama?

2. Why do the people at the feast eat so little food?

3. Where had John gone to visit his father?

4. John tells Beatrice that __________ is coming.

5. Who is the midwife who keeps Beatrice's secret about the baby?

Short Essay Questions

1. How has the wheat harvest changed now that Beatrice is in control?

2. What causes Mama to collapse in the library?

3. How does Beatrice deceive Celia into thinking that Wideacre has fallen on hard times?

4. How does Beatrice react to Richard's brush with death and how is she perceived to be shallow in her concerns?

5. What foreshadowing does the author create to indicate the imminent fate of Wideacre and its inhabitants?

6. How does Beatrice reinforce her ploy to have John sent away by planting a bottle of liquor in his room?

7. How does the story end?

8. How does Beatrice manage to keep John away from home until she completes the purchase of the entail?

9. How does Beatrice ultimately handle the pregnancy?

10. How does Beatrice try to explain the "early" birth of her child?

(see the answer keys)

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