Year of Wonders Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is in the silk bag that Elinor brings for Jamie?
(a) A dried toad.
(b) Flowers.
(c) Potpourri.
(d) Toys.

2. Who leaves the church unnoticed after the rector unveils his plan?
(a) The Bradfords.
(b) Anna.
(c) Mem Gowdie.
(d) Anna's father and stepmother.

3. What altercation does Anna get into with her father at the tavern?
(a) Anna calls her father a drunken idiot.
(b) Anna accuses her father of murdering her mother.
(c) Her father insults the rector's plan; Anna retorts.
(d) Anna's father denounces her.

4. What is George Viccars' trade?
(a) A journeyman tailor.
(b) A miner.
(c) A priest.
(d) A blacksmith.

5. Who comes and stops the mob during the witch frenzy?
(a) Michael Mompellion.
(b) Anna Frith.
(c) Anys Gowdie.
(d) Elinor Mompellion.

6. What surprise does Jamie have for Anna at the cottage?
(a) A warm dinner.
(b) A painting.
(c) A shower of rose petals.
(d) A new dress.

7. Who says, "We all begin as naked children, playing in the mud"?
(a) Anna.
(b) George Viccars.
(c) The rector.
(d) Mrs. Mompellion.

8. What method is used to save the first accused witch's life?
(a) No method.
(b) Prayer.
(c) Shock therapy.
(d) CPR.

9. Why does Anna run home after the dinner party at the Bradfords?
(a) To tell her husband the news.
(b) To get there before the young Martin girl left.
(c) To check something on the stove.
(d) To check on her children.

10. What were Edward and Jamie playing with in the wood pile?
(a) Dead rats.
(b) Rotten wood.
(c) Snakes.
(d) Caterpillars.

11. Who does Anna talk with on her way to the Bradfords?
(a) Michael Mompellion.
(b) George Viccars.
(c) Lib Hancock.
(d) Sam Frith.

12. What condition is Maggie in when Anna leaves the tavern and sees her?
(a) She has worsened; the plague has ravaged her body.
(b) She is in despair; no one will let her stay with them.
(c) She is even better; her medicine has cured a child.
(d) She has worsened, and appears to have had another stroke.

13. Why does the carter say the narrator is lucky to get the apples that they did?
(a) Because there were so few people to do the picking.
(b) Because apples don't grow near there.
(c) Because no one will deliver apples to the rectory.
(d) Because they were not in season.

14. Why does George become embarrassed during his conversation with Anna?
(a) Because he thinks he has offended Anna with his mimic.
(b) Because he accidentally hurt Jamie.
(c) Because he isn't a very good tailor.
(d) Because he cannot control his temper.

15. What does Mr. Viccars give to Anna?
(a) A loaf of bread.
(b) A dress he made for her.
(c) A book.
(d) A toy for Jamie.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Sam die?

2. Who is Maggie Cantwell?

3. Why does Anna go to the tavern after Maggie comes back?

4. What does Anna feed the horse?

5. What comes from London for Mr. Viccars?

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