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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 animal has the fisherman brought with him during the trip to keep the threesome company in "The Ledge"?
(a) A dog.
(b) A cat.
(c) A monkey.
(d) A parrot.

2. What is the name of the cove to where the narrator escapes in the story "Water Liars"?
(a) Barte Cove.
(b) Darte Cove.
(c) Marte Cove.
(d) Farte Cove.

3. What does Leo Finkle hire Pinye Salzman to help him do?
(a) Find a wife.
(b) Build a house.
(c) Investigate a crime.
(d) Find a job.

4. What does Norma Jean do, that gives the reader hope that she and Leroy may mend their relationship and end up together?
(a) She sends Leroy flowers.
(b) She blows Leroy a kiss.
(c) She smiles at Leroy.
(d) She waves to Leroy.

5. How does Jack Hawthorne accidentally kill his brother in the story "Redemption"?
(a) He runs him over with a tractor.
(b) He poisons him with lead paint.
(c) He strangles him with a garden hose.
(d) He suffocates him with a pillow.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Jancy's father react when she tells him that she is driving to visit with her boyfriend?

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

3. What do the sailors use to coax the monkey down from the mast when it is upset?

4. Where does Billy stab the young woman, causing a terrible scar?

5. Which of Jancy's possessions is her father obsessed with in the story "The Heavenly Animal"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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