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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 question does the young man ask the older woman at the doctor's office at the end of "The Story of a Scar"?
(a) How old are you?
(b) How are you feeling?
(c) Will you go out with me?
(d) What is your name?

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

3. How many hours must Jancy drive to visit with her boyfriend?
(a) 10 hours.
(b) 12 hours.
(c) 8 hours.
(d) 6 hours.

4. What is the name of the captain who pulls the monkey from the water in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?
(a) Samson.
(b) Moses.
(c) Ezekiel.
(d) Lazarus.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of travel does the narrator in "Dream Children" believe in?

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

3. How does Ile's servant treat Gil when he arrives in the forest?

4. How far does David carry his father on his back after accidentally shooting him in the leg?

5. What does the narrator's husband in the story "Dream Children" do for a living?

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. How does a monkey end up aboard ship in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?

4. What type of hunting experience does the fisherman and his boys have in the story "The Ledge"?

5. How did the older woman in "The Story of a Scar" get the scar on her face?

6. Why does the rabbi call the young boys "Murderers!" in the story of the same name?

7. What instrument does Jack Hawthorne learn to play in the story "Redemption," and why?

8. How does the fisherman die in the story "The Ledge"?

9. How does Leo Finkel meet his wife in "The Magic Barrel"?

10. How does the grandmother react when face-to-face with the killer she read about in the newspapers?

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