American Rust Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Poe taken by van to a prison after he's been booked in Book Two?
(a) Groversville.
(b) Philadelphia.
(c) Fayette.
(d) Clark.

2. How does Isaac make his way out of town when he first disappears in Book Two?
(a) By car.
(b) By taxi.
(c) On foot.
(d) By bus.

3. What is Isaac's ultimate destination as he flees his hometown in Book One?
(a) Florida.
(b) Mexico.
(c) Kentucky.
(d) California.

4. Who has agreed to hire a nurse for Lee's father?
(a) Otto.
(b) Simon.
(c) Henry.
(d) Murray.

5. Whom does Grace consider sleeping with in order to get money for a lawyer for her son in Book Two?
(a) Turner.
(b) Poe.
(c) Her boss.
(d) Vincent.

6. Who shoves his hands into Poe's pants during the fight at the car factory in Book One?
(a) Murray.
(b) Juan.
(c) Jesus.
(d) Otto.

7. What did Harris do when he caught Virgil stealing previously?
(a) He had him charged with additional crimes.
(b) He beat him up.
(c) He let him go.
(d) He put him in jail for 30 days.

8. Who is Bud Harris's young partner?
(a) Virgil.
(b) Joe Klein.
(c) Murray.
(d) Steve Ho.

9. What does Baron teach Isaac to do in Book Two?
(a) Pickpocket.
(b) Hop a train.
(c) Sharpen a knife.
(d) Shoot a gun.

10. What did Poe use in the past to beat a boy up until he had brain damage?
(a) A hammer.
(b) Brass knuckles.
(c) A baseball bat.
(d) A golf club.

11. Why does Isaac return to the murder scene in Book Two?
(a) To meet Poe.
(b) To get his jacket.
(c) To meet Harris.
(d) To get his backpack.

12. How is Poe's car described in the narrative?
(a) Rugged and hardy.
(b) Old and rusty.
(c) Shiny and seductive.
(d) Freshly refinished.

13. What does Poe take with him when he goes into the woods from his house in Book Two?
(a) A rifle.
(b) A knife.
(c) A handgun.
(d) His old dog.

14. How are Baron's friends described in Book Two?
(a) Hippies.
(b) Yuppies.
(c) Junkies.
(d) Dixies.

15. What word from Book Two refers to a thing that is necessary for the achievement to an ends?
(a) Convolution.
(b) Requisite.
(c) Inherent.
(d) Obstacle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the teenage boys say after they've beaten up Isaac in Book Two?

2. What item of evidence does Poe realize he left at the scene of the murder in Book One?

3. What does Harris warn Poe to do when he releases him from jail in Book Two?

4. Where does Isaac go to sleep after going to the murder scene in Book Two?

5. How does Lee describe her marriage in Book One?

(see the answer keys)

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