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

2. How does Jancy's father react when she tells him that she is driving to visit with her boyfriend?
(a) He is confused.
(b) He is hurt.
(c) He is pleased.
(d) He is worried.

3. Where does the young woman work in "The Story of a Scar"?
(a) At a post office.
(b) At a doctor's office.
(c) At a restaurant.
(d) At a baseball field.

4. How old is the narrator's father when he becomes ill in "The Lover of Horses"?
(a) 43 years old.
(b) 73 years old.
(c) 63 years old.
(d) 53 years old.

5. In which of the following landscapes is the story "The Misfits" told?
(a) In the mountains.
(b) In the prairie.
(c) In a swamp.
(d) In a desert.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leo Finkle hire Pinye Salzman to help him do?

2. What fierce storm tore up the land, causing the monkey to become adrift in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?

3. What is streaked on Jancy's car after the accident, which makes her think about her father?

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

5. What animal does Jancy hit with her car on her drive to visit with her boyfriend?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the narrator react when her father falls ill in "The Lover of Horses"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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