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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. What does Lyman consider to be the only intrusion to the routine of his days in Grass Valley?
(a) Ada's nightly ministrations
(b) The ball games
(c) The highway noise
(d) Shelley's arrival in the afternoons to work for him

2. Who is Frank Sargeant?
(a) Oliver's boss
(b) Oliver's assistant in Leadville and becomes a longtime family friend
(c) Susan's editor
(d) Ollie's childhood friend

3. Why doesn't Ollie come with Susan to Leadville?
(a) He has taken ill and needs to recover
(b) He has refused to come see his father
(c) Augusta has asked to keep him
(d) Her parents have kidnapped him

4. Why is Al Sutton important to this story?
(a) He caused Lyman to lose his leg
(b) He saved Lyman's life
(c) He is Shelley's husband
(d) He provides comic relief and helps to flesh out the character of Lyman, son of the richest family in town.

5. What sad news does Augusta's first letter to Susan in New Almaden include?
(a) Thomas has lost his job
(b) Augusta and Thomas are divorcing
(c) Thomas has passed away
(d) Augusta and Thomas's baby died of diptheria

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a recurring plot device used by the author?

2. Who is Mrs. Elliott?

3. Where is Oliver's next mining job?

4. Who is Rodman?

5. What is a good description of the Ward home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are Shelley's problems critical to the story?

2. Why are Mrs. Elliott's suggestions so confusing to Susan?

3. Why doesn't Susan want Oliver to accept the job in Bolivia?

4. What is Susan's attitude towards her marriage and new life in this chapter?

5. What attracted Susan to Oliver?

6. How are the scenes in this chapter different from all the ones before and after as far as the marriage between Oliver and Susan?

7. How does Susan present her New Almaden life to Augusta in their correspondence?

8. In what ways in this chapter does the author remind the reader of Susan's issues?

9. Why is Lyman resistant to Shelley's writing suggestions?

10. How is Susan's transformation into a western woman exemplified in this chapter?

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