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

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

3. How many members of the family are killed by the killer in the story "A Good Man is Hard to Find"?
(a) 4 members.
(b) 6 members.
(c) No members.
(d) 2 members.

4. What does the narrator's father hope to accomplish by playing cards in the story "The Lover of Horses"?
(a) Saving his family's house.
(b) Winning a fortune.
(c) Cheating death.
(d) Dying with dignity.

5. In the story "The Misfits," what does Gay Langland do for a living?
(a) He is a garbage man.
(b) He is a cowboy.
(c) He is a mechanic.
(d) He is a salesman.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the townsfolk in the story "Dream Children" think the narrator does recklessly?

2. In the story "Shiloh," what does Leroy Moffitt do for a living?

3. How does the young boy die in the story "Murderers"?

4. Why is the narrator of the story "Dream Children" considered uninteresting and melancholy?

5. Which of the following boys is NOT present in the story "Murderers"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. In the story "The Misfits," how does Gay Langland feel about relationships?

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

7. What does Ozzy demand of his spectators in the story "The Conversation of the Jews"?

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

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

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

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