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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. With whom is the narrator having problems at the time he escapes to the cove in "Water Liars"?
(a) His neighbor.
(b) His boss.
(c) His mother.
(d) His wife.

2. What is the name of the river on which the Cove is situation in the story "Water Liars"?
(a) Wazoo River.
(b) Zazoo River.
(c) Yazoo River.
(d) Kazoo River.

3. 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.

4. How does the young boy die in the story "Murderers"?
(a) He is hit by a train.
(b) He falls off the roof.
(c) He is accidentally shot.
(d) He is attacked by a dog.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is David in the story "Walking Out"?

2. What is the name of Leo Finkle's wife?

3. Which of the following is NOT an obsession that plagues the narrator's family in the story "The Lover of Horses"?

4. Which of the family members warns against the vacation due to a killer being on the loose in the story "A Good Man is Hard to Find"?

5. In "The Ledge," which of the following adjectives would the wife use to describe her husband?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What stories do the old men from the cove tell the narrator in the story "Water Liars"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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