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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. Whose widow came to see Swede and was kind and forgiving in Chapter 5?
(a) Dr. Conlon's.
(b) Dr. Posner's.
(c) Dr. LaPlante's.
(d) Dr. Dwyer's.

2. 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.

3. Whose meetings were described as the American Pastoral par excellence?
(a) Bill and Swede.
(b) Marcia and Dawn.
(c) Dawn and Swede.
(d) Lou and Dawn's father.

4. What does Swede realize Merry is in after he admits she has destroyed herself?
(a) Deep depression.
(b) A world of hate.
(c) Denial.
(d) Psychosis.

5. What almost happens to Lou after Jerry finds out that he sent his ex-wife money?
(a) Goes into seclusion.
(b) A stroke.
(c) A heart attack.
(d) Becomes depressed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Merry have a veil made of when Swede finds her in Chapter 5?

2. What kind of people does Swede believe Merry could have fallen in with to explain her life?

3. Which of the following things does Sheila not say to Swede regarding Merry in Chapter 9?

4. Who does the narrator say is the one who helped Merry become herself?

5. How is Bill described when he talks with Swede's wife just after having sex with her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the nature of the letter Swede receives from Rita at the beginning of Chapter 5?

2. What does Lou say he is ashamed of Jerry for in Chapter 7?

3. What is the nature of Lou's discussion regarding the downfall of Newark in Chapter 8?

4. What did Dr. Salzman counsel the Levovs about?

5. What does Merry tell Swede she did while in Miami in Chapter 6?

6. How does Swede suggest that the Miss New Jersey pageant ruined Dawn?

7. What does Jessie do to Lou at the end of the book?

8. What does Marcia remark about regarding social conditions in Chapter 8?

9. How is Bill Orcutt described in Chapter 7?

10. What realization does Swede come to about Sheila in Chapter 9?

(see the answer keys)

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