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

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

3. Why does the power suddenly go out in Ft. Repose?
(a) Pensacola being bombed
(b) Orlando being bombed
(c) Jacksonville being bombed
(d) Daytona being flooded by a tidal wave

4. What does Randy remember about meeting Elizabeth McGovern?
(a) her long legs
(b) dropping her groceries
(c) her full lips
(d) hitting his car with hers

5. What does Washington D.C. say about the explosion in the Middle East?
(a) it was done on purpose
(b) it was done by Russia
(c) it was not the United States
(d) it was a mechanical failure

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Randy call because of Peyton?

2. Who is Edgar Quisenberry?

3. Who is Missouri?

4. What does Randy remember when he wakes in Chapter Four?

5. What does Lib think about Randy living in Ft. Repose?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does James Cobb do when ordered to go after a bogy?

2. What does Randy do when he first arrives at McCoy and what does he see?

3. Who is Florence Wechek and what is discovered about her at the beginning of the book?

4. How does Florence know Randy and what does she think of him in the beginning of the book?

5. What does Helen ask Admiral Hazzard and why?

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

7. What does Florence tell Alice about Randy?

8. What does Randy hear on the radio while driving to Orlando?

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

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

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