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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. Why does Alice agree to Florence's request?
(a) she thinks Florence needs support
(b) her husband is out of town
(c) she looked up Alas, Babylon
(d) she is bored

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

3. Why did Edgar dislike Randy's father?
(a) he put his money in the other bank in town
(b) he lost a lot of money
(c) he humiliated him in a poker game
(d) he dated Edgar's wife before they were married

4. Why do Helen and Randy decide to go to Admiral Hazzard's house?
(a) to see if he has any guns
(b) to see if he has any information
(c) to see if he is okay
(d) to see if he wants to move in with them

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Florence and Alice see Randy do after Lib leaves?

2. What did the Russians launch at the beginning of the book?

3. What does Randy take with him when he goes to town in Chapter 4?

4. How old is Randy?

5. What does Randy tell Mark?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Helen and the children want to do when outside and what happens to them?

2. Where does Randy find Dan and what happens?

3. Why is Alice late meeting Florence and what ultimately happened?

4. What does Edgar Quisenberry do and how does he feel about it?

5. What does Dan say about Peyton's eyes and what does he do about them?

6. Who barges in on Randy after he returns home from his errands in town and what does she say?

7. What happens at the bank when it gets low on money and what does Edgar do about it?

8. What does the announcement from the Acting Chief Executive tell the people of Ft. Repose?

9. Randy receives a call from Western Union. Who is the telegram from and what does it say and mean?

10. What does Helen ask Admiral Hazzard and why?

(see the answer keys)

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