Short Answer Questions Key
1. In what state does the novel take place?
2. In what year does the novel begin?
3. What is Ralph's last name?
4. Who/What is on the train for which Ralph is waiting?
His mail order bride.
5. How many years ago did Ralph lose his wife?
6. Ralph strives hard to maintain an appearance of ___________________.
7. Which of the following is NOT something that now shows on Ralph's face?
8. Ralph is obsessed with __________________.
9. The photograph sent to Ralph from his new bride shows a woman who appears to be ____________________.
10. Ralph's mail order bride claimed that she was looking for ____________________.
11. What makes Ralph anxious as he waits for the train?
The train is late.
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