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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
by Laurence Sterne

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Q. Whose name was originally James Butler?


Corporal Trim
Obadiah
Lieutenant Le Fever
Dr. Slop
Q. What was Tristram's name supposed to be?


Tristurnip
Tristes-Gistus
Trismegistus
Trismatic
Q. Who is named after a famous court jester?


Obadiah
Dr. Slop
Yorick
Walter Shandy
Q. What is Mrs. Shandy's first name?


Susannah
Elizabeth
Nanette
Hepzibah
Q. The scholars debate whether a child can be renamed. What do they conclude?


He can.
He cannot.
A child is not related to his father.
A child's name is irrelevant.

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