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Tristram Shandy

Laurence Sterne


Review Quiz

Review Quiz

Review Quiz

Review Quiz

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the rituals Walter Shandy performs on the first Sunday of the month?

2. Who pays for the midwife to get her license?

3. Tristram hints that Jenny is which of the following?

4. On what occasions does Toby "whistle Lillabullero"?

5. Which medical professional attends Tristram's birth?

6. Whose idea is it to construct a replica of the fortifications at Namur?

7. Whom does Dr. Slop "excommunicate"?

8. To what does Tristram compare wit and judgment in his Preface?

9. Who finally fixes the squeaky hinge?

10. Why does Obadiah tie a knot in Dr. Slop's bag?

11. What name did Walter Shandy select for his son?

12. Who in the book shares Tristram's first name?

13. Who is the victim of the hot chestnut incident, and who is blamed for it?

14. How does Tristram's brother Bobby die?

15. Who takes the blame for Tristram's accident with the window sash?

16. Who makes the amusing observation that "nothing in the Shandy household is well hung?"

17. On what part of speech does the grammatical focus of the Tristra-paedia lie?

18. Which of the following is NOT one of Tristram's complaints about French transportation?

19. Who stays behind at Shandy Hall during Tristram's Grand Tour?

20. How does the story of "The King of Bohemia and His Seven Castles" end?

21. Which part of Widow Wadman's physique first attracts Uncle Toby?

22. What does Walter's letter to Toby contain?

23. Why do Toby and Trim stop just short of Widow Wadman's door?

24. What is the occupation of the Jewish widow whom Toby's brother Tom eventually marries?

25. What lewd suggestion does Walter make to Obadiah during the cock and bull story?

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next seven years.


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