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

2. What is streaked on Jancy's car after the accident, which makes her think about her father?
(a) Feces.
(b) Fur.
(c) Feathers.
(d) Blood.

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

4. What is the name of the captain who pulls the monkey from the water in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?
(a) Lazarus.
(b) Moses.
(c) Samson.
(d) Ezekiel.

5. What does the narrator's husband in the story "Dream Children" do for a living?
(a) He is a choreographer.
(b) He is a producer.
(c) He is an actor.
(d) He is a director.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Murderers," whose house do the young boys snoop in"?

2. From what country is "The General" in the story "Redemption?

3. Where does the young woman work in "The Story of a Scar"?

4. What instrument does Jack learn to play as a way of coping with his brother's death?

5. Which of the following adjectives is NOT used to describe Connie in the story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does David Hawthorne die in the story "Redemption," and what is his family's reaction?

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

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