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Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, the house in which Sheridan died in 1814. He was one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club, though he seemed always to avoid attracting attention; an enigmatical personage, about whom little was known, except that he was a polished man of the world. People said that he resembled Byron--at least that his head was Byronic; but he was a bearded, quiet Byron, who might live on a thousand years without growing old.

Certainly an Englishman, it was more doubtful whether Phileas Fogg was a Londoner. He was never seen on 'Change, nor at the Bank, nor in the counting-rooms of the "City"; no ships ever came into London docks of which he was the owner; he had no public employment; he had never been entered at any of the Inns of Court, either at the Temple, or Lincoln's Inn, or Gray's Inn; nor had his voice ever resounded in the Court of Chancery, or in the Exchequer, or the Queen's Bench, or the Ecclesiastical Courts. He certainly was not a manufacturer; nor was he a merchant or a gentleman farmer. His name was strange to the scientific and learned societies, and he never was known to take part in the sage deliberations of the Royal Institution or the London Institution, the Artisan's Association, or the Institution of Arts and Sciences. He belonged, in fact, to none of the numerous societies which swarm in the English capital, from the Harmonic to that of the Entomologists, founded mainly for the purpose of eliminating harmful insects.

Phileas Fogg was a member of the Reform, and that was all.

The way in which he got admission to this exclusive club was simple enough. He was recommended by the Barings, with whom he had an open credit. His checks were regularly paid at sight from his account current, which was always flush.

Was Phileas Fogg rich? Undoubtedly. But those who knew him best could not imagine how he had made his fortune, and Mr. Fogg was the last person to whom to apply for the information. He was not lavish, nor, on the contrary, avaricious; for, whenever he knew that money was needed for a noble, useful, or benevolent purpose, he supplied it quietly and sometimes anonymously. He was, in short, the least communicative of men. He talked very little, and seemed all the more mysterious for his taciturn manner.

Phileas Fogg was not known to have either wife or children, which may happen to the most honest people; neither relatives nor near friends, which is certainly more unusual.
Had he travelled? It was likely, for no one seemed to know the world more familiarly; there was no spot so secluded that he did not appear to have an intimate acquaintance with it. He often corrected, with a few clear words, the thousand conjectures advanced by members of the club as to lost and unheard-of travellers, pointing out the true probabilities, and seeming as if gifted with a sort of second sight, so often did events justify his predictions. He must have travelled everywhere, at least in the spirit.
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Question 1
Who lived at No. 7, Saville Row before Mr. Phileas Fogg?
A. A FrenchmanB. Sheridan
C. MeridianD. Barings
Question 2
Mr. Phileas Fogg was an ___________________.
A. FrenchmanB. American
C. EnglishmanD. Japanese
Question 3
Mr. Phileas Fogg was a member of which of the following clubs?
A. Londoner ClubB. Lincoln Club
C. Welfare ClubD. Reform Club
Question 4
When did Sheridan die?
A. 1867B. 1814
C. 1887D. 1872
Question 5
How many children did Mr. Phileas Fogg have?
A. threeB. two
C. fourD. none
Question 6
Who recommended Mr. Phileas Fogg to the Reform Club?
A. BaringsB. Sheridan
C. PhillipsD. none of the above
Question 7
Why people thought Mr. Phileas Fogg resembled Byron?
A. because his face was ByronicB. because his beard was Byronic
C. because his behavior was ByronicD. because his head was Byronic
Question 8
Which of the following facts about Mr. Phileas Fogg is correct?
A. He was the owner of a ship that came to the London docks.B. He was a manufacturer.
C. He was a farmer.D. none of the above
Question 9
Which of the following facts about Mr. Phileas Fog is NOT correct?
A. He was rich.B. He was not married.
C. He once stayed at Gray's Inn.D. He talked very little.
Question 10
Why was the Entomologists society formed?
A. for manufacturing insecticidesB. for the purpose of abolishing harmful insects
C. for the purpose of teaching people French and EnglishD. for the purpose of helping poor people
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