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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. Why can't Tristram finish his book?

He has writer's block.
He writes faster than he can live.
He gets too sick to write.
Critics tore it to pieces on Rotten Tomatoes.
Q. Why is Toby afraid of women?

Mrs. Wadman rejected him.
All they want is sex.
They cry too much.
He is impotent.
Q. How does Walter Shandy ensure Tristram's education?

He writes a book.
He hires a tutor.
He teaches him himself.
He keeps him away from Toby.
Q. Why does Toby like war?

He went to war as a boy.
He studied it in school.
Baby, he was born that way.
He loves violence.
Q. What is Trim especially good at?

Consoling people
Courting women
Firing cannons
Giving speeches