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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What two cities near Randy's town are hit by nuclear blasts?
(a) Ocala and Orlando
(b) Homestead and Miami
(c) Pensacola and Tallahassee
(d) Atlanta and Gainesville

2. Why does Randy stop at Bill Cullen's?
(a) to get some drugs
(b) to get a lottery ticket
(c) to order some flowers for Helen
(d) to buy bourbon and scotch

3. Who does Randy ask for at McCoy Air Base?
(a) Lieutenant Baker
(b) no one
(c) Mark
(d) Lieutenant Colonel Paul Hart

4. Where do Syrian tanks go near the beginning of the book?
(a) into Iraq
(b) into Israel
(c) across the Jordan border
(d) into Egypt

5. Why do Florence and Alice meet on Fridays?
(a) to have lunch together
(b) to help out at the animal shelter
(c) to knit clothes for infants
(d) for a book club

6. What are Randy's favorite times of the day?
(a) midnight and noon
(b) early dawn and dusk
(c) dusk and midnight
(d) noon and dawn

7. Why does Dan stop by to see Lib?
(a) to give her some meds for herself
(b) to talk about her mother
(c) to ask her on a date
(d) to tell her that her mother has died

8. What does Randy tell Helen and the children when they join him outside?
(a) the children need to go to school
(b) that it has started
(c) they need to wait and see
(d) their father called

9. Why does Mark want his family to leave?
(a) they live in a primary target area
(b) he wants them to have a vacation
(c) he wants them to see Randy
(d) he's too busy to deal with them

10. How does Helen feel when she leaves Mark?
(a) like a deserter
(b) like a bad woman
(c) excited
(d) happy

11. Where is Randy driving to meet up with his brother Mark?
(a) Tampa
(b) Pensacola
(c) Orlando
(d) Tallahassee

12. Where does Randy stop on his way home from town?
(a) at Lib's
(b) at Florence's
(c) at the river
(d) at a scenic overlook

13. What does Randy take with him when he goes to town in Chapter 4?
(a) nothing
(b) his dog
(c) extra gas cans
(d) his family book of history

14. What does Florence Wechek do for work?
(a) Western Union manager
(b) hairdresser
(c) librarian
(d) truck driver

15. What do Florence and Alice see Randy do after Lib leaves?
(a) move slowly across their lawn
(b) go to bed
(c) climb a tree
(d) sit on the porch

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Edgar dislike Randy's father?

2. What does Randy tell Mark?

3. When does Florence normally wake up?

4. Where does the Secretary of State fly for conferences to try and avoid a war?

5. What does Dan do when Randy tells him about Mark's premonition?

(see the answer keys)

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