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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Poma react when she discovers the truth about Ile Galven's past?
(a) She leaves him.
(b) She marries him.
(c) She kills herself.
(d) She kills him.

2. What animal does Jancy hit with her car on her drive to visit with her boyfriend?
(a) A rabbit.
(b) A deer.
(c) A squirrel.
(d) A bird.

3. What is the name of Jack Hawthorne's brother?
(a) Elliott.
(b) Brian.
(c) David.
(d) Carter.

4. What is the name of Gay's wife in the story "The Misfits"?
(a) Hannah.
(b) Roslyn.
(c) Charity.
(d) Eve.

5. How old is the narrator's father when he becomes ill in "The Lover of Horses"?
(a) 43 years old.
(b) 73 years old.
(c) 53 years old.
(d) 63 years old.

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

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

8. In the story "The Liar," in what country does James say he works with young children?
(a) Hungary.
(b) Slovenia.
(c) Ethiopia.
(d) Tibet.

9. Which of his family members does Gil set up on a date with Ile?
(a) His daughter.
(b) His sister.
(c) His mother.
(d) His cousin.

10. What type of books most interest the narrator in the story "Dream Children"?
(a) Books about musical therapy.
(b) Books about pharmacology.
(c) Books about communicating with the dead.
(d) Books about fairies and magic.

11. How often did the narrator's father lose money when he was gambling in "The Lover of Horses"?
(a) Frequently.
(b) Never.
(c) Always.
(d) Rarely.

12. How many ducks do the fisherman and his boys shoot during their first attempt on their trip?
(a) 27 ducks.
(b) 7 ducks.
(c) 17 ducks.
(d) None.

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

14. What do the townsfolk in the story "Dream Children" think the narrator does recklessly?
(a) Drives her car.
(b) Weeds her garden.
(c) Milks her cow.
(d) Rides horses.

15. Which of Jancy's possessions is her father obsessed with in the story "The Heavenly Animal"?
(a) Her car.
(b) Her motorcycle.
(c) Her books.
(d) Her jewelry.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the monkey die in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?

2. Which of the following is NOT a way that Dale Carter attempts to deal with his grief after his son dies?

3. What animal has the fisherman brought with him during the trip to keep the threesome company in "The Ledge"?

4. What is the name of the cove to where the narrator escapes in the story "Water Liars"?

5. Where does the young woman work in "The Story of a Scar"?

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