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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 part of David's body is injured during the animal attack?
(a) His hand.
(b) His shoulder.
(c) His face.
(d) His leg.

2. Which of the following boys is NOT present in the story "Murderers"?
(a) Arnold Bloom.
(b) Philip Liebowitz.
(c) Harold Cohen.
(d) Frank Delano.

3. According to myth, what bait can a man use to catch fish from the water of the Cove in the story "Water Liars"?
(a) Grass.
(b) Shoe leather.
(c) Peanut butter.
(d) No bait is needed.

4. What color is the fur the monkey covered with in "Letters from the Samantha"?
(a) White.
(b) Black.
(c) Red.
(d) Brown.

5. In the story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find," where is the family planning to travel to for vacation?
(a) Louisiana.
(b) New York.
(c) Florida.
(d) Illinois.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the river on which the Cove is situation in the story "Water Liars"?

2. What do the townsfolk in the story "Dream Children" think the narrator does recklessly?

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

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

5. How does Jack feel after he accidentally kills his brother?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why does the rabbi call the young boys "Murderers!" in the story of the same name?

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

9. What lie did James tell his fellow bus riders in the story "The Liar"?

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

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