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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What instrument does Jack learn to play as a way of coping with his brother's death?
(a) The French horn.
(b) The violin.
(c) The piano.
(d) The clarinet.

2. According to myth, what bait can a man use to catch fish from the water of the Cove in the story "Water Liars"?
(a) Shoe leather.
(b) Grass.
(c) Peanut butter.
(d) No bait is needed.

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

4. How far away does the fisherman guesstimate his boat is when he realizes it floated away from their ledge?
(a) 2 miles.
(b) 1/2 mile.
(c) 1/4 mile.
(d) 1 mile.

5. Which of the family members warns against the vacation due to a killer being on the loose in the story "A Good Man is Hard to Find"?
(a) The grandfather.
(b) The mother.
(c) The father.
(d) The grandmother.

6. How did Norma Jean and Leroy's baby die?
(a) From leukemia.
(b) In a car accident.
(c) From SIDS.
(d) During childbirth.

7. In "The Ledge," which of the following adjectives would the wife use to describe her husband?
(a) Boring.
(b) Gruff.
(c) Kind.
(d) Cheap.

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

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

10. What does Leo Finkle hire Pinye Salzman to help him do?
(a) Build a house.
(b) Find a wife.
(c) Investigate a crime.
(d) Find a job.

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

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

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

14. How many husbands does the woman in "The Used-Boys Raisers" have?
(a) 4 husbands.
(b) 2 husbands.
(c) 5 husbands.
(d) 3 husbands.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What color are the monkey's eyes in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?

2. 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"?

3. Who does the narrator of the story "Dream Children" claim to meet with during her times of travel?

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

5. What does the son of the Cove's founder claim to have seen on the island?

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