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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Louise's college roommate?
(a) Carrie.
(b) Dolly.
(c) Mary.
(d) Holly.

2. To what does the narrator in the story "1/3, 1/3, 1/3" compare his neighbor, the poor woman?
(a) To a child.
(b) To a flower.
(c) To a stone.
(d) To a dog.

3. How does Louise's husband treat her when she begins to gain weight during pregnancy?
(a) He is kind to her.
(b) He treats her the way he always has.
(c) He ignores her.
(d) He is cruel to her.

4. With whom does Willi accidentally witness his mother having an affair?
(a) His father.
(b) His neighbor.
(c) His best friend's father.
(d) His teacher.

5. In "Verona," how does the mother in the story react when she sees her husband feeding birds with their daughter?
(a) She is confused.
(b) She is pleased.
(c) She is jealous.
(d) She is apathetic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is George's wife's name?

2. What possession does the narrator in the story "1/3, 1/3, 1/3" have that is tantalizing to his neighbor woman?

3. What is the name of Sean's sister?

4. What is the name of the first babysitter Carlyle hires?

5. How many children does Carlyle have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What lie did James tell his fellow bus riders in the story "The Liar"?

2. Who is Arnold Friend in the story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

3. Why does Daniel aggressively attack Noel in the story "The Amish Farmer"?

4. Why don't roommates Henry and Osmond get along in the story "The Christian Roommates"?

5. What is Carlyle's life like at the opening of the story "Fever"?

6. Why doesn't the grandmother want to go on vacation with her family in the story "A Good Man is Hard to Find"?

7. What arrangement is struck-up between the three destitute characters in the story "1/3, 1/3, 1/3"?

8. How does Louise's husband react when Louise gains weight during her pregnancy?

9. What is Earl's first impression of the town Rock Springs?

10. How does Arty's father react when his son comes for a visit at the mental institution in the story "The Bystander"?

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