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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How is Rose handling Moran's possible death?
(a) She is frantic.
(b) She has not given it any thought.
(c) She is quietly preparing for it.
(d) She is acting like it won't ever happen.
2. What do the locals begin to gossip about in Section 3?
(a) Rose is going to break Moran's heart.
(b) Moran is leading Rose on.
(c) Luke is moving home soon.
(d) Rose making a fool of herself for love.
3. Why does Moran constantly protest that nobody cares for him?
(a) Because nobody actually does care about him.
(b) So that McQuaid will stay longer.
(c) So that his neighbors will have pity on him.
(d) To secure the attention of his daughters.
4. What do Moran and McQuaid talk about during Monaghan Day?
(a) Old war stories.
(b) Their kids.
(c) Their jobs.
5. Why is growing frail so hard for Moran?
(a) He can no longer work on the farm.
(b) He wants to re-enlist in the IRA.
(c) He is not growing frail at all.
(d) He is used to being in control.
6. Half of Moran's children have left Ireland. Where have they gone?
(a) The United States of America.
7. How are the daughters reacting to Moran's possible death?
8. Who helps Rose sneak something into the wardrobe?
(a) Her sister.
(b) Her step-daughters.
(c) She does it alone.
(d) Her mother.
9. McQuaid is quite successful despite his lack of what?
(a) Family support.
(d) Business sense.
10. Despite the fact that he asks for the opinions of others, what does Moran usually do?
(a) Moran does what his daughters tell him is best.
(b) Moran does what the Lord tells him to do.
(c) Moran does whatever Rose wants.
(d) Moran just does whatever he wishes.
11. What word best explains how Moran is acting in regards to his own possible death?
12. Which word best describes how Moran feels about half of his children moving away?
13. What does McQuaid find overbearing about Moran's personality?
(a) Moran's constant need to be right.
(b) Moran's praise of his children.
(c) Moran's regret about post-war Ireland.
(d) Moran's treatment of women.
14. What seems to be foreshadowed about Moran's health in the first few paragraphs of the book?
(a) Moran has an inccurrable illness.
(b) Moran is growing weaker.
(c) Moran is losing his mind.
(d) Moran is getting stronger.
15. What excuse does Moran give as to why he invited McQuaid to the celebration?
(a) So McQuaid wouldn't be so lonely.
(b) So McQuaid would leave the house.
(c) Because he missed McQuaid.
(d) So McQuaid wouldn't drink himself stupid at the fair.
Short Answer Questions
1. What topic threatens to sour the mood of Moran?
2. What rumor does McQuaid bring up about Moran?
3. What is Moran's first name?
4. The last true observance of Monaghan Day also marks the end of a relationship between which two characters?
5. What two things does McQuaid compliment as he sits with Moran?
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