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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of travel does the narrator in "Dream Children" believe in?
(a) Time travel.
(b) Spiritual travel.
(c) Space travel.
(d) Sleep travel.

2. 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 becomes enraged.
(c) He ignores the stare.
(d) He becomes calm.

3. In the story "Akhnilo," how many words does Eddie Fenn believe he can hear being whispered in the wind?
(a) 6 words.
(b) 8 words.
(c) 4 words.
(d) 2 words.

4. How do the wife's children feel when all her husbands are home together in the story "The Used-Boys Raisers"?
(a) They are excited.
(b) They are apathetic.
(c) They are confused.
(d) They are angry.

5. Which of the following is NOT something Ozzy makes the spectators admit while standing on the roof?
(a) That God can do anything.
(b) That Judaism is not the only religion that leads to salvation.
(c) That they believe in Jesus Christ.
(d) That hitting, even in the name of God, is wrong.

6. What is the name of the river on which the Cove is situation in the story "Water Liars"?
(a) Yazoo River.
(b) Kazoo River.
(c) Wazoo River.
(d) Zazoo River.

7. What fierce storm tore up the land, causing the monkey to become adrift in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?
(a) A hurricane.
(b) A flood.
(c) A monsoon.
(d) A typhoon.

8. In the story "Shiloh," what does Leroy Moffitt do for a living?
(a) He is a hat maker.
(b) He is a veterinarian.
(c) He is a dentist.
(d) He is a truck driver.

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

10. What does Billy Crawford do for a living in "The Story of a Scar"?
(a) He is a student.
(b) He is an actor.
(c) He is a fireman.
(d) He is a doctor.

11. In the story "The Misfits," what does Gay Langland do for a living?
(a) He is a salesman.
(b) He is a cowboy.
(c) He is a mechanic.
(d) He is a garbage man.

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

13. How does the young boy die in the story "Murderers"?
(a) He falls off the roof.
(b) He is attacked by a dog.
(c) He is hit by a train.
(d) He is accidentally shot.

14. What did the narrator's mother most love about the narrator's father in the story "The Lover of Horses"?
(a) His physical attractiveness.
(b) His financial support.
(c) His caring heart.
(d) His determination.

15. How does Jack Hawthorne accidentally kill his brother in the story "Redemption"?
(a) He runs him over with a tractor.
(b) He poisons him with lead paint.
(c) He strangles him with a garden hose.
(d) He suffocates him with a pillow.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is streaked on Jancy's car after the accident, which makes her think about her father?

2. What animal attacks David while he is going for a drink of water at the lake?

3. What part of David's body is injured during the animal attack?

4. What type of books most interest the narrator in the story "Dream Children"?

5. How many hours must Jancy drive to visit with her boyfriend?

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