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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom does Lou send copies of letters that he wrote to President Johnson?
(a) Merry.
(b) Swede.
(c) Dawn.
(d) Nathan.

2. How much money does Rita keep from Merry that was from Swede?
(a) $5,000.
(b) $15,000.
(c) $1,000.
(d) $10,000.

3. Who does Swede see pretending to listen closely in Chapter 9?
(a) Dawn.
(b) Sheila.
(c) Sylvia.
(d) Merry.

4. Who influenced Merry's thinking about woman revolutionaries and their need to sacrifice?
(a) Gandhi.
(b) Frantz Fanon.
(c) Angela Davis.
(d) Mother Theresa.

5. What kind of people does Swede believe Merry could have fallen in with to explain her life?
(a) Mean ones.
(b) Bad ones.
(c) Wrong ones.
(d) Foolish ones.

6. What food does Swede accidentally refer to as Merry's rather than Dawn's in Chapter 7?
(a) Potatoes.
(b) Onions.
(c) Tomatoes.
(d) Apples.

7. What did Merry study that is the reverence of life?
(a) The Koran.
(b) Ahimsa.
(c) The Bible.
(d) The Torah.

8. What does Merry have a veil made of when Swede finds her in Chapter 5?
(a) Lace.
(b) Paper.
(c) Nylon stocking.
(d) Plastic.

9. What does Marcia say that without transgression there is none of in Chapter 8?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Kindness.
(c) Love.
(d) Happiness.

10. How long did Swede have an affair with Sheila Salzman?
(a) Four months.
(b) Six months.
(c) One month.
(d) A year.

11. What is Barry's last name in the book?
(a) Umanoff.
(b) Zuckerman.
(c) Dwyer.
(d) Posner.

12. What did Dawn not have when dealing with peoples' reactions to her beauty?
(a) Patience.
(b) Calmness.
(c) A sense of humor.
(d) Confidence.

13. How far had Merry had been working from Swede's glove factory when Rita contacts him in Chapter 5?
(a) Ten minutes.
(b) Five minutes.
(c) One hour.
(d) Thirty minutes.

14. What word is used to describe Bill in addition to his feeling slightly superior?
(a) Shameful.
(b) Egotistical.
(c) Vain.
(d) Rude.

15. What is the family's name that first hid Merry after the bombing?
(a) Umanoff.
(b) Salzmans.
(c) Zuckerman.
(d) Robinson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of a Jewish man who praises Swede and pressures him to join a local Jewish organization?

2. What does Swede learn that Merry has become in Chapter 6?

3. What story does Swede feel he relates to when he moves to the

4. Who does Lou write letters to complaining about the president in Chapter 7?

5. Who let Merry stay with them in New York after the bombing?

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