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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 is Arnold Friend's car in the story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
(a) Orange.
(b) Gold.
(c) Purple.
(d) Silver.

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

3. What question does the young man ask the older woman at the doctor's office at the end of "The Story of a Scar"?
(a) What is your name?
(b) Will you go out with me?
(c) How old are you?
(d) How are you feeling?

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

5. In "Murderers," whose house do the young boys snoop in"?
(a) The rabbi's.
(b) The sheriff's.
(c) The librarian's.
(d) The school principal's.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What does the narrator's father hope to accomplish by playing cards in the story "The Lover of Horses"?

5. What color are the monkey's eyes in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is the narrator viewed by the townsfolk in the story "Dream Children"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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