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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) Drives her car.
(d) Milks her cow.

2. What is the name of Gay's wife in the story "The Misfits"?
(a) Eve.
(b) Roslyn.
(c) Charity.
(d) Hannah.

3. How far away does the fisherman guesstimate his boat is when he realizes it floated away from their ledge?
(a) 1/4 mile.
(b) 1 mile.
(c) 1/2 mile.
(d) 2 miles.

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

5. Where does Billy stab the young woman, causing a terrible scar?
(a) Her arms.
(b) Her face.
(c) Her stomach.
(d) Her back.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many husbands does the woman in "The Used-Boys Raisers" have?

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

3. How does the monkey react when the captain looks him straight in the eyes in "Letters from the Samantha"?

4. With whom is the narrator having problems at the time he escapes to the cove in "Water Liars"?

5. What type of travel does the narrator in "Dream Children" believe in?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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. Why does Gil make his way to Galven's house in the story "Ile's Forest," and what is his greeting there?

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

8. What stories do the old men from the cove tell the narrator in the story "Water Liars"?

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

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

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