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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Susan's overall impression of the mine workers?
(a) They were ignorant and mean
(b) They appeared to be in a cruel and harsh environment, like a prison
(c) They were happy and tanned
(d) They did not know what they were doing

2. There is trouble in Leadville with Oliver's claim. What has happened?
(a) Another company has tried to jump his claim
(b) Frank has stolen it from him
(c) He filed it incorrectly
(d) He has worked the wrong claim

3. What is Lyman's fear?
(a) Shelley will leave with Larry
(b) That his son will place him into an institution and take away his freedom.
(c) Ed will accidentally hurt himself
(d) That Ada will fall down the stairs while carrying him

4. How does Susan view Lizzie?
(a) Stong, patient, resilient mother who has accepted her conditions well.
(b) A competitor for Oliver's attention
(c) A thief
(d) A noisy, bothersome helpmate

5. How does the author use Shelley to expand the storyline?
(a) By creating a romance between Shelley & Lyman
(b) By having Shelley read parts of the book out loud to Lyman
(c) By reminding the reader of the difference between 1970's culture and society the way it was when Susan and Oliver were dating.
(d) By showing Shelley's thoughts about Lyman

6. How does Susan's career expand at this time?
(a) Susan begins to study engineering
(b) Thomas asks her to be a writer as well as an illustrator.
(c) Susan takes in mending and washing clothes for the miners
(d) Susan becomes a model

7. What does Lyman originally think of Shelley?
(a) that she will steal his story ideas and write her own book
(b) That she is loud and brazen, completely different from his grandmother who was genteel and always dressed impeccably
(c) that she is attractive and fun
(d) that she is shy and boring

8. Who meets her train when she arrives at her destination?
(a) Oliver's family
(b) No one
(c) Augusta and Thomas
(d) Her family

9. What is the difference between Leadville and New Almaden?
(a) Leadville is in the United States
(b) Leadville is a growing mining town with visitors from all over the world
(c) New Almaden is nearer to a big city
(d) Leadville is smaller

10. Why does Oliver quit the New Almaden mine?
(a) Because he is ordered to tear down a fired man's house, and he refuses to do so.
(b) He has found another job
(c) He was turned down for a promotion
(d) He realizes he cannot do the job satisfactorily

11. What does the conversation between Lyman and Shelley become after the writing suggestions?
(a) A conversation about the difference of victorian era sexual attitudes and those of 1970 hippies.
(b) A conversation about television
(c) An argument about what to have for dinner
(d) The beginning of an affair between Lyman and Shelley

12. What is a good description of the Ward home?
(a) Tumble down shack
(b) Wide veranda, clean and comfortable house
(c) House trailer
(d) A section of a boardinghouse

13. What is Susan's first clue that her marriage may not be everything she has dreamed?
(a) Oliver says another woman's name at the wedding service
(b) Oliver gives her the wrong address of their new home
(c) Oliver fails to send her train fare to join him in California
(d) Oliver disappears on their wedding night

14. How does the small Ward cabin figure in Leadville society?
(a) It is located near the train station
(b) Susan's wit, conversational abilities and homemaking skills make it a welcome gathering spot for a wide variety of cultures and people.
(c) It has no signifigance whatsoever
(d) The Leadville children think it is haunted

15. Who is charged with the care of Pricey after his injury?
(a) Frank
(b) Susan
(c) Ollie
(d) Lizzie

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Thomas Hudson a frail and sickly man?

2. Who is Clarence King?

3. What is the reason for the Wards' financial problems when Susan arrives?

4. Where is Susan and Oliver's first home?

5. What are Susan's hopes about Thomas Hudson?

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