What is Peter's reaction when his father suggests turning the whole house off for a month?
- He doesn't really mind, as long as they can use the nursery room after this 'trial period'.
- He bursts out crying since the very idea of not being able to use his dear nursery room is unbearable.
- He becomes threatening and makes it clear that he will never let it happen.
What would George Hadley want his children to do?
- He would like them to have some kind of social life and spend more time with real friends.
- He would like them to give a hand with the chores (=the housework).
- He would like them to do things all by themselves.
What is David McClean's opinion about the children's nursery room?
- He advises George to close it down immediately as something is going terribly wrong in it.
- He doesn't find anything particularly alarming in it, just the usual paranoia and violences.
- He thinks it is perfectly safe so Lydia and George have nothing to worry about.
The situation is really serious. The psychologist wants to ...
- ... reprogram the software that runs the nursery room.
- ... have the children brought to him every day during the next year for treatment
- ... send Peter and Wendy to a lunatic asylum (=a psychiatric hospital).
Originally, nursery rooms had been built to ...
- ... study the patterns left on the wall by the children's minds.
- ... entertain children.
- ... make children spend quality time in a safe environment.
Who does David McClean put the blame on?
- The children : they are spoiled brats who do not deserve any leniency from their parents.
- The nursery room : it is a cheap model, that is the reason why it is dysfunctional.
- The parents : they have let the nursery room replace them in their children's feelings.
What is the psychologist's overall opinion of nursery rooms?
- As a psychologist, he finds them very useful indeed as he can study the patterns left by the children's minds.
- He has mixed feelings : nursery rooms are okay but most parents do not know how to use them correctly.
- He doesn't like them at all. They make him nervous.
What is George's last thought before closing down the nursery room ?
- His children will be mad at him, which is fairly understandable as they are hooked to it.
- The nursery room won't like being turned off, which is an irrational but agonizing thought.
- It is a pity to turn it off since it cost him an arm and a leg (= a fortune). What a shame !