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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. Which of the following adjectives is NOT used to describe Connie in the story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
(a) Arrogant.
(b) Poor.
(c) Pretty.
(d) Outgoing.

2. What is the name of the captain who pulls the monkey from the water in the story "Letters from the Samantha"?
(a) Ezekiel.
(b) Lazarus.
(c) Samson.
(d) Moses.

3. Which of the following men does Gay believe is having an affair with his wife?
(a) Guido Rancanelli.
(b) Imancipelli Venturella.
(c) Darryl Springwater.
(d) Perce Howland.

4. What type of books most interest the narrator in the story "Dream Children"?
(a) Books about communicating with the dead.
(b) Books about musical therapy.
(c) Books about pharmacology.
(d) Books about fairies and magic.

5. How does Jack feel after he accidentally kills his brother?
(a) Confused.
(b) Apathetic.
(c) Evil.
(d) Guilty.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what holiday does the fisherman take his son and nephew out into the water to shoot ducks?

2. Which of his family members does Gil set up on a date with Ile?

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

4. What color is the fur the monkey covered with in "Letters from the Samantha"?

5. Which of the following people punches Ozzy in the nose in the story "Conversation of the Jews"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What type of hunting experience does the fisherman and his boys have in the story "The Ledge"?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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