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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What word best describes Moran's feelings about the wedding?
2. Which word best expresses Moran's feelings towards how the independent Ireland turned out?
3. Which character heads to bed early by pretending to be sick?
4. Why does Moran constantly protest that nobody cares for him?
(a) So that McQuaid will stay longer.
(b) To secure the attention of his daughters.
(c) Because nobody actually does care about him.
(d) So that his neighbors will have pity on him.
5. What topic threatens to sour the mood of Moran?
(c) The war.
(d) The Republic of Ireland.
6. Which character enrages Moran by accidentally dropping a plate?
7. Why does Rose stop going to the post office?
(a) She gives up on the idea of becoming a mail carrier.
(b) She stops receiving mail so there is no reason to go.
(c) She can't leave her father alone in the house.
(d) She decides if Moran wants to see her, he will come to her.
8. How many daughter's does Moran have?
9. Saying the Rosary is significant in what religion?
10. What does McQuaid chastise Moran for NOT doing after the war?
(a) Leaving Ireland.
(b) Applying for pension.
(c) Joining him in business.
(d) Selling his farm.
11. Why does Rose make a habit of joining the evening mail group?
(a) To make sure her mail is not lost.
(b) So that she has an excuse to leave the house.
(c) So that she can learn how to be a mail carrier.
(d) To make conversation with Moran.
12. What is the main topic of conversation between Moran and McQuaid?
(a) Their families.
(b) The weather.
(c) The war.
(d) The economy.
13. The last true observance of Monaghan Day also marks the end of a relationship between which two characters?
(a) Moran and Maggie.
(b) Moran and Rose.
(c) McQuaid and Maggie.
(d) Moran and McQuaid.
14. What seems to be foreshadowed about Moran's health in the first few paragraphs of the book?
(a) Moran is losing his mind.
(b) Moran has an inccurrable illness.
(c) Moran is growing weaker.
(d) Moran is getting stronger.
15. When McQuaid leaves he says, "Some people can not bear to come in second", to whom is he referring?
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Moran feel about the idea of marrying Rose?
2. What word best describes the language McQuaid uses around his wife?
3. What does Moran shoot with his shotgun?
4. Which word best describes how Moran feels about half of his children moving away?
5. How do the children react to Rose?
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