1 Where is Roland working in the novel's first scene? The British Library The London Library The Folger Institute The British Museum 2 Where is the largest collection of Ash material held? The Stant Collection The Cropper Archives The Blackadder Collection The Wolff Collection 3 What is the date on the letters Roland finds? June 21 December 24 September 7 February 19 4 Which of the following is NOT true about the letters? The recipient seems to have been a woman. The letters include lines that have been crossed out. The letters contain pressed and dried flowers. The letters do not contain the name of their recipient. 5 What is the name of Ash's 12-book epic poem? The Ring Cycle Ragnarok Thorveld Ringarnas 6 How old is Roland at the start of the novel? 25 37 39 29 7 Where is the Ash Factory located? The British Museum Cambridge University College, London Oxford 8 What is Val's nickname for Roland? Monkey Dove Mole Puppy 9 What adjective does Val make a habit of using when describing her work and life? Cheap Abject Menial Slighted 10 What is the relationship between Roland and Blackadder? They completed their doctorates at the same time. Blackadder has been his mentor since he was a child. Blackadder was his graduate supervisor. Blackadder is the rival of Roland's supervisor. 11 Which of the following is NOT true about Christabel LaMotte? She was one of the first women to translate Classical literature. Her father was a scholar of mythology. She wrote stories perceived to be for children. He family had French origins. 12 What scholarly project is Beatrice Nest committed to? Writing the definitive biogrpahy of Randolph Henry Ash Editing the journals of Ellen Ash Reassessing Victorian poetry through a feminist lens Editing the journals of Blanche Glover 13 Which is true about the relationship between Maud and Fergus? They were married but divorced because he did not support her career. They are childhood friends. They hate each other because they were once rivals for the same job. They were lovers for a brief period. 14 What university does Maud work at? Lincoln York Cambridge Oxford 15 How did Blanche Glover die? She died after an illegal abortion. She died of consumption. She drowned herself. She overdosed on opium. 16 What is the name of the ancestral Bailey estate? Selkie Abbey Bailey Park Seal Court St Croye Court 17 What kind of pet do Blanche and Christabel keep? A cage of goldfinches A large dog A spotted goat A black cat 18 What color is Maude's hair? Flaming red Blonde Mousy brown Jet black 19 What space does George Bailey allow Roland and Maud to visit? The winter garden The crypt Christabel's bedroom The attic 20 What do they find on their first visit to Seal Court? Christabel's journal A photograph of a young girl Letters exchanged between Randolph and Christabel Copies of some unknown poems 21 What was Ellen Ash's maiden name? Bailey Best Glover Nest 22 Which is true of Ellen and Randolph's courtship? They had to wait almost fifteen years to marry. Randolph had a previous relationship with her sister. They eloped at a young age. Ellen had been Randolph's ward as a child. 23 In what season do Maud and Roland stay with the Baileys to read the discovered materials? Summer Fall Winter Spring 24 When did Randolph Ash travel to Yorkshire? September 1871 June 1859 October 1862 April 1850 25 What makes it difficult to believe that Christabel could have accompanied him? She was believed to be in Italy at this period. He wrote consistently to his wife during this time. He was surrounded by other men who would have noticed her presence. She was often too ill to travel.