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Alan Bennett

The Uncommon Reader

Fiction | Novella | Adult | Published in 2007

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Exam Answer Key

Multiple Choice

1. C (Page 10)

2. C (Page 13)

3. B (Page 15)

4. A (Page 18)

5. C (Various pages)

6. B (Page 22)

7. C (Page 27)

8. B (Various pages)

9. D (Page 48)

10. A (Pages 50-51)

Long Answer

1. Although not explicitly stated, the story is set in the early 21st century in the UK, with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the protagonist. The context clues include references to the Queen’s corgis, her being the namesake of Queen Elizabeth I, the mention of Princess Diana’s death, and a reference to the Queen’s 80th birthday. (All pages)

2. Referenced authors (including celebrities and monarchs who published books) include Cecil Burton, Ivy Compton-Burnett, David Hockney, Nancy Mitford, George Eliot, Henry James, J. R. Ackerley, E. M. Forster, Robert Frost, Anita Brookner, Andy McNab, Joanna Trollope, Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas, John Cowper Powys, Jan Morris, Culvert, Lewis Carroll, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Sylvia Plath, Lauren Bacall, Winifred Holtby, Henry James, William Thackeray, George Eliot, the Brontës, Thomas Hardy, Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, Swann, Mme Verdurin, Baron de Charlus, Samuel Pepys, Alice Munro, Ian McEwan, Rose Tremain, Kazuo Ishiguro, Beckett, Vladimir Nabokov, Philip Roth, Mary Renault, Denton Welch, Honoré de Balzac, Ivan Turgenev, Henry Fielding, Jane Austen, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Tristram Shandy, Christopher Isherwood, William Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift, Dick Francis, Helen Schlegel, E.

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