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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 color are the monkey's eyes in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?
(a) Pink.
(b) Brown.
(c) Green.
(d) Blue.

2. How many of the threesome survive the fishing trip in the story "The Ledge"?
(a) Two.
(b) None.
(c) One.
(d) All.

3. What animal attacks David while he is going for a drink of water at the lake?
(a) A bear.
(b) A snake.
(c) A deer.
(d) An eagle.

4. When David finally reaches a doctor with his father, how long has his father already been dead?
(a) One day.
(b) 6 hours.
(c) 3 hours.
(d) 12 hours.

5. What religion does Leo Finkle practice in the story "The Magic Barrel"?
(a) Islam.
(b) Judaism.
(c) Christianity.
(d) Buddhism.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is the name of Jack Hawthorne's brother?

4. What animal has the fisherman brought with him during the trip to keep the threesome company in "The Ledge"?

5. Which of the following facts about Leroy's wife, Norma Jean, is NOT true?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What type of relationship does the narrator have with her dead son in the story "Dream Children"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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