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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From what state has the woman in #55 moved?
(a) Vermont.
(b) Arkansas.
(c) Montana.
(d) Louisiana.

2. Who is Sade's husband?
(a) Harvey.
(b) Ed.
(c) Roy.
(d) Jack.

3. Why does Charles ridicule his wife?
(a) For breaking her leg.
(b) For not taking care of Betty's health.
(c) For burning a pie.
(d) For gaining lots of weight.

4. Why does the person in #55 create a scene at the local store?
(a) She is denied credit.
(b) They are out of sugar.
(c) A clerk spills molasses on her.
(d) Her order has been delayed.

5. Why is Lottie angry about Charles' death?
(a) She cannot collect the life insurance money.
(b) She didn't get a chance to say goodbye.
(c) She had warned him not to drive that day.
(d) She is too young to be a widow.

Short Answer Questions

1. Despite her dislike for Trudy, who still finds a way to help the woman care for her children?

2. Men who order their wives around by command treat them like _______________.

3. What do the men in Lottie's family do all day, every day?

4. In the Introduction, what does Marjorie state that her mother loved to do?

5. What does the doctor say is the source of Betty's illness?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lottie punish Charles for his unconscionable behavior regarding the death of the boy at the mill?

2. In whose voice is the Introduction written and what is the message?

3. How does the author show Lottie's true character, especially in the circumstances regarding Trudy?

4. How does Lottie intervene in Sade's marriage regarding her cheating husband?

5. What does Lottie do when Charles does nothing when a boy is killed at the mill?

6. What is the probable reason for Charles' suicide?

7. Why is Lottie so ashamed about Betty's illness?

8. What is an easy way to differentiate the three characters in the book?

9. What is Lottie's recurrent romantic fantasy and how does her real life differ from the dream?

10. How does the author show that Charles is losing his rational mind?

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