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. Why is Anna afraid of helping deliver Mary Daniel's baby?
(a) Because she has never assisted in a birth before.
(b) Because she is afraid of blood.
(c) Because she watched her mother die in childbirth.
(d) Because the baby is in breach position.

2. How long has the rector lived in the village?
(a) Two years.
(b) His whole life.
(c) Five years.
(d) Three years.

3. What is the rector's attitude as he begins his sermon after the scene at the old mine?
(a) Serene.
(b) Sad.
(c) Angry.
(d) Distraught.

4. What does Elinor do when Anna agrees to go along with the rector's plan?
(a) She gives Anna a hug.
(b) She begins to laugh at Anna.
(c) She strikes Anna.
(d) She frowns.

5. What does Mr. Mompellion say the villages with the plague should do?
(a) Warn neighboring villages.
(b) Stay and fight the disease.
(c) Pray for forgiveness.
(d) Flee to cleaner air.

6. Why does Anna run home after the altercation with her father?
(a) Someone tells her that her house is on fire.
(b) She feels lightheaded and needs to lie down.
(c) She hears that someone survived the plague.
(d) She is humiliated and scrubs herself clean.

7. What does the Londoner tell the other diners during the Bradfords' dinner party?
(a) About the current political situation.
(b) About the plague in London.
(c) Religious news.
(d) How to fertilize their crops better.

8. What is the name of the rector's horse?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Poseidon.
(c) Anteros.
(d) Archimedes.

9. Who is Tom?
(a) Anna's baby.
(b) Anna's father.
(c) Anna's brother.
(d) Anna's husband.

10. Where does Maggie Cantwell go after the Bradfords throw her out?
(a) With the Bradfords.
(b) To Canterbury.
(c) To Anna's house.
(d) To Blackwell.

11. Why is Mem on her way to the Hadfields when Anna goes to see her?
(a) She is going to help butcher a hog.
(b) She is going for a visit.
(c) She is delivering a draught to Edward, who has a fever.
(d) She is delivering bread.

12. What is Maggie's condition when she returns to the village after leaving the Bradfords?
(a) She is happy; she has found a cure for the plague.
(b) She is stricken with the plague.
(c) It appears she had a stroke; she is unable to control one side of her body.
(d) She is healthy, but no one will take her in.

13. Why doesn't any of the murderous mob get prosecuted for their actions?
(a) The justice of the peace will not come to the village for fear of the plague.
(b) The justice of the peace has the plague as well.
(c) The justice of the peace will not come near a village with witches in it.
(d) There is no one to prosecute; they have all died of the plague.

14. How did Sam die?
(a) From the plague.
(b) In a riding accident.
(c) From the flu.
(d) In a mining accident.

15. Who is Anna referring to in this sentence? "She was a shrewd woman, in spite of all her superstitious fancies."
(a) Anys Gowdie.
(b) Mary Hadfield.
(c) Her stepmother.
(d) Elinor Mompellion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What evidence does Mary Hadfield have to accuse the victim of witchcraft?

2. Who leaves the church unnoticed after the rector unveils his plan?

3. Who is integral to the rector's plan for the village?

4. Why does Anna happen to be in the field where the crowd gathers?

5. What did Sam do when he found out how Anna's father had treated her as a child?

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