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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following people punches Ozzy in the nose in the story "Conversation of the Jews"?
(a) The doctor.
(b) The rabbi.
(c) His mother.
(d) A school bully.

2. How far does David carry his father on his back after accidentally shooting him in the leg?
(a) Ten miles.
(b) Four miles.
(c) Eight miles.
(d) Six miles.

3. How many of the threesome survive the fishing trip in the story "The Ledge"?
(a) None.
(b) One.
(c) All.
(d) Two.

4. In the story "Ile Forest," what does Gil do for a living?
(a) He is a teacher.
(b) He is a farmer.
(c) He is a doctor.
(d) He is a lawyer.

5. What does the narrator's husband in the story "Dream Children" do for a living?
(a) He is a producer.
(b) He is an actor.
(c) He is a choreographer.
(d) He is a director.

6. What group of people does the wife in "The Used-Boys Raisers" believe were put on earth to be "a thorn in the side of mankind"?
(a) Catholics.
(b) Jews.
(c) Hippies.
(d) African.

7. On what holiday does the fisherman take his son and nephew out into the water to shoot ducks?
(a) Halloween.
(b) Christmas.
(c) Thanksgiving.
(d) Independence Day.

8. How does the monkey react when the captain looks him straight in the eyes in "Letters from the Samantha"?
(a) He is confused.
(b) He ignores the stare.
(c) He becomes enraged.
(d) He becomes calm.

9. Which of the following men does Gay believe is having an affair with his wife?
(a) Darryl Springwater.
(b) Imancipelli Venturella.
(c) Perce Howland.
(d) Guido Rancanelli.

10. What is the name of the cove to where the narrator escapes in the story "Water Liars"?
(a) Barte Cove.
(b) Marte Cove.
(c) Farte Cove.
(d) Darte Cove.

11. What is streaked on Jancy's car after the accident, which makes her think about her father?
(a) Fur.
(b) Blood.
(c) Feathers.
(d) Feces.

12. How old is David in the story "Walking Out"?
(a) 7 years old.
(b) 13 years old.
(c) 9 years old.
(d) 11 years old.

13. What is the name of Leo Finkle's wife?
(a) Stella.
(b) Maureen.
(c) Collette.
(d) Julia.

14. Who does the narrator of the story "Dream Children" claim to meet with during her times of travel?
(a) Her father.
(b) Her son.
(c) Her daughter.
(d) Her mother.

15. How does Jack feel after he accidentally kills his brother?
(a) Guilty.
(b) Apathetic.
(c) Evil.
(d) Confused.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the narrator of the story "Dream Children" considered uninteresting and melancholy?

2. What instrument does Jack learn to play as a way of coping with his brother's death?

3. Which of Jancy's possessions is her father obsessed with in the story "The Heavenly Animal"?

4. What does the narrator's father hope to accomplish by playing cards in the story "The Lover of Horses"?

5. How often did the narrator's father lose money when he was gambling in "The Lover of Horses"?

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