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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. How do the girls react when McQuaid inquires about Luke?
(a) They get angry.
(b) They are excited to share.
(c) They get tense.
(d) They don't know who Luke is.

2. What did Moran fear that lead to his marriage to Rose?
(a) Going bankrupt.
(b) Another upcoming war.
(c) His children moving away.
(d) Growing old and alone.

3. Which word best expresses Moran's feelings towards how the independent Ireland turned out?
(a) Bitter.
(b) Elated.
(c) Nostalgic.
(d) Ashamed.

4. Moran has a hatred and fear of what two things?
(a) Emotions and trust.
(b) Rodents and birds.
(c) Poverty and illness.
(d) Thunder and lighting.

5. Other than love, what is a possible reason for Rose to marry Moran?
(a) The desire for a family.
(b) Moran's children needed a mother.
(c) The security of his money.
(d) She wanted to live at Great Meadow.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character enrages Moran by accidentally dropping a plate?

2. What seems to be foreshadowed about Moran's health in the first few paragraphs of the book?

3. What is the relationship between Rose and Moran?

4. What ritual does Moran do every night before bed?

5. What term is used to describe the rumors floating around about Moran?

Short Essay Questions

1. What makes the girls tense when Moran and McQuaid are talking?

2. What are Moran's feelings about Rose during their post office courtship?

3. Why do the Moran's daughters come home to Great Meadow?

4. How does Moran justify his resentment towards McQuaid?

5. Why do the girls try so desperately to move Moran's attention away from Luke?

6. What does Moran realize as McQuaid leaves the house?

7. What is Rose Brady's background prior to meeting Moran?

8. Why does Moran speak so highly about the war?

9. What does McQuaid mean when he says, "Some people can not bear to come in second"?

10. How does McQuaid compliment Moran's daughters during his visit?

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