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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does the responder say no when asked if he plans to go to Utah in "Comadre, Do You All Plan to Go to Utah?"
(a) Because they do not have the money to travel that far.
(b) Because there are no jobs in Utah.
(c) Because the workers in Utah all bring sickness when they return home.
(d) Because they do not trust the man that is contracting people.
2. Where is Utah describe as being in "Comadre, Do You All Plan to Go to Utah?"
(b) South Dakota.
3. Where has the narrator just been in a fight at the school in "It's That It Hurts"?
(a) In a classroom.
(b) In the cafeteria.
(c) On the playground.
(d) In the restroom.
4. Who does the central figure of "The Lost Year" realize is calling his name?
(a) His brother.
(c) His father.
(d) His mother.
5. When does the protagonist in "A Silvery Night" decide to summon the devil?
6. What does the woman tell the dump man to say if he comes to see what they are doing in "It's That It Hurts"?
(a) That they are looking for a lost jacket.
(b) That they came to throw away some stuff.
(c) That they are looking for food.
(d) That they are looking for second-hand clothing.
7. What always happens when the central figure of "The Lost Year" turns see who is calling his name?
(a) He falls down a breaks his ankle.
(b) He makes a complete turn and ends up in the same place.
(c) He turns to find his father staring at him.
(d) He hears the sound of the ocean calling out to him.
8. The narrator in "The Children Couldn't Wait" describes the time of year as being the beginning of what month?
9. In describing the cemetery in "It's That It Hurts," the narrator notes that it looks nothing like the one where?
(a) In Minnesota.
(b) In Texas.
(c) In Arkansas.
(d) In Oklahoma.
10. On what day of the week does the narrator describe the ladies picking lice from each other's heads by the chicken coop in "It's That It Hurts"?
11. Why were the protagonist's aunt and uncle sent away in "And the Earth Did Not Devour Him"?
(a) They were illegal immigrants.
(b) They contracted tuberculosis.
(c) They were caught stealing.
(d) They contracted polio.
12. Why does the boss not immediately stop the workers from taking water from the tank when he catches on to their method in "The Children Couldn't Wait"?
(a) So he can kill the workers when the right time comes.
(b) So he can arrest the workers for theft.
(c) So he can get away with not paying them after the work is done.
(d) Because he wants the workers to take the water.
13. The does the narrator say the central figure in "The Lost Year" does when his mind goes blank?
(a) He sings a tune.
(b) He goes to sleep.
(c) He writes poetry.
(d) He calls his father.
14. How long ago was it when a badger got into a neighbor's home in "A Silvery Night"?
(a) Two years ago.
(b) Three years ago.
(c) On year ago.
(d) Six months ago.
15. Where does the narrator say he prefers to stay rather than going to school in "It's That It Hurts"?
(a) The general store.
(b) The church.
(c) His aunt's house.
(d) The ranch.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old was the protagonist's father when he began helping his father plant corn in "And the Earth Did Not Devour Him"?
2. Where does the narrator describe being taken first at a new school in "It's That It Hurts"?
3. Where was the protagonist taken to the shepherds plays in "A Silvery Night"?
4. To whom is the prayer addressed in "A Prayer"?
5. What happens when the central figure of "The Lost Year" begins to think everything is clearing up?
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