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

2. What fierce storm tore up the land, causing the monkey to become adrift in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?
(a) A hurricane.
(b) A monsoon.
(c) A flood.
(d) A typhoon.

3. In the story "Ile Forest," what does Gil do for a living?
(a) He is a teacher.
(b) He is a lawyer.
(c) He is a farmer.
(d) He is a doctor.

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

5. What part of David's body is injured during the animal attack?
(a) His leg.
(b) His face.
(c) His hand.
(d) His shoulder.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of Jancy's possessions is her father obsessed with in the story "The Heavenly Animal"?

2. Which of the following men does Gay believe is having an affair with his wife?

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

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

5. In the story "Akhnilo," how many words does Eddie Fenn believe he can hear being whispered in the wind?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What happens when the monkey goes wild aboard the ship in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?

7. What strains threaten to ruin the marriage of Leroy Moffitt and Norma Jean in the story "Shiloh"?

8. Who do Galven and Poma almost break up in the story "Ile's Forest"?

9. What happens to Jancy on her drive to visit with her boyfriend in the story "The Heavenly Animal"?

10. What type of obsessions affect the narrator's family in "The Lover of Horses"?

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