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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 wife.
(b) His mother.
(c) His neighbor.
(d) His boss.

2. Which of the following people punches Ozzy in the nose in the story "Conversation of the Jews"?
(a) A school bully.
(b) The doctor.
(c) His mother.
(d) The rabbi.

3. In the story "The Misfits," what does Gay Langland do for a living?
(a) He is a salesman.
(b) He is a garbage man.
(c) He is a cowboy.
(d) He is a mechanic.

4. In the story "Shiloh," what does Leroy Moffitt do for a living?
(a) He is a veterinarian.
(b) He is a hat maker.
(c) He is a truck driver.
(d) He is a dentist.

5. How many husbands does the woman in "The Used-Boys Raisers" have?
(a) 3 husbands.
(b) 2 husbands.
(c) 5 husbands.
(d) 4 husbands.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What part of David's body is injured during the animal attack?

5. Who tells Gil that Galven Ile is a murderer?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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