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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was the First National Bank in Ft. Repose built?
(a) 1920
(b) 1950
(c) 1943
(d) 1932

2. Why is Bubba Offenhaus head of civil defense?
(a) he is ex-military
(b) he owns the only ambulances
(c) he is ex-CIA
(d) he is an engineer

3. What does Dan do when Randy tells him about Mark's premonition?
(a) kills himself
(b) writes war prescriptions
(c) gets drunk
(d) decides to go to the city and get surgigal instruments

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

5. Why have only a few members of Congress escaped?
(a) Washington D.C. was a primary target
(b) members of the government were killed by spies
(c) D.C. is under water
(d) the house was attacked by terrorists

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

7. How do Russia and NATO feel about the Mediterranean?
(a) it's strategically critical
(b) it has no real value
(c) it's too rich
(d) it needs to be divided up

8. What kind of music does Florence like to listen to?
(a) easy listening
(b) classical
(c) country music
(d) opera

9. What does Randy find out about the planes at McCoy?
(a) they've been sent to other airfields
(b) they are in the air, circling
(c) they are in the hangers
(d) he doesn't find out anything about the planes

10. What does Florence tell Alice about Randy?
(a) that he's an alcoholic
(b) that he's a peeping tom
(c) that he received a strange telegram
(d) that he's moving to New York

11. Who shares the income from family holdings with Randy?
(a) his brother Mark
(b) his brother and sister
(c) his grandparents
(d) his parents

12. How do Lib's parents feel about Randy?
(a) they don't like him
(b) they think he's great
(c) they love him like a son
(d) they think he's okay

13. What is a significant difference between war a few years ago and now?
(a) there is no way to stop the bomber planes
(b) the bombs are bigger
(c) a tactical method called time-on-target
(d) the bombs can't be tracked

14. What does Florence eat for breakfast?
(a) she doesn't eat breakfast
(b) orange juice and eggs
(c) toast and tea
(d) coffee and biscuits

15. What does James Cobb fire at from his plane?
(a) an air torpedo
(b) a machine gun
(c) nothing
(d) a sidewinder

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Saratoga?

2. What is Randy wearing as he stands outside with his binoculars?

3. Why did Edgar dislike Randy's father?

4. What does Randy remember about meeting Elizabeth McGovern?

5. What has happened to the McGoverns' house?

(see the answer keys)

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