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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. How does the monkey die in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?
(a) It dies from old age aboard the ship.
(b) It leaps overboard and drowns.
(c) The captain strangles it.
(d) It is poisoned by the crew.

2. Which of the following facts about Leroy's wife, Norma Jean, is NOT true?
(a) She exercises daily.
(b) She eats healthy food.
(c) She inherited a large sum of money.
(d) She takes classes to better herself.

3. Who tells Gil that Galven Ile is a murderer?
(a) The local news.
(b) No one tells Gil the truth about Galven.
(c) Gil's neighbor.
(d) Ile's servant.

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

5. How does Ile's servant treat Gil when he arrives in the forest?
(a) He is silent.
(b) He is rude.
(c) He is kind.
(d) He is arrogant.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many ducks do the fisherman and his boys shoot during their first attempt on their trip?

2. What color is the fur the monkey covered with in "Letters from the Samantha"?

3. What religion does Leo Finkle practice in the story "The Magic Barrel"?

4. According to myth, what bait can a man use to catch fish from the water of the Cove in the story "Water Liars"?

5. When David finally reaches a doctor with his father, how long has his father already been dead?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens after David accidentally shoots his father in the leg in the story "Walking Out"?

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

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

4. How is the narrator viewed by the townsfolk in the story "Dream Children"?

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

6. Why did Sam's ex-wives walk out on him in the story "The Wedding"?

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

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

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

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

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