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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 is the weather when William wakes up in Morristown?
(a) Hot.
(b) Cool and clear.
(c) Muggy.
(d) Snowing.

2. What does William worry about most when he is stuck on top of the mountains while trying to get to Cedar City?
(a) Hot temperatures.
(b) Too much traffic.
(c) Bear attack.
(d) Flat tire.

3. What is a saguaro?
(a) Desert snake.
(b) Name of river.
(c) Cactus.
(d) Fruit.

4. Who says "Find a way to make people bored with hating instead of helping"?
(a) Barbara Pierre.
(b) William.
(c) Mr. Martin.
(d) Dolores Del Rio.

5. What do James and Charles discuss with William?
(a) Sports.
(b) College writing classes.
(c) Food.
(d) Race relations.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is William struck by as he drives through Mississippi?

2. How long does William drive without seeing a single town west of Eldorado, Texas?

3. Where does William look for his relative's tombstone with Noel Jones?

4. What reception does William receive from people in the Hopi Indian reservation?

5. What does Virginia Been own in Hachita, New Mexico?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are blue highways?

2. What causes William to travel across America?

3. Describe what William learns about Cajun music while in Louisiana.

4. How does William describe Johnson City?

5. What does William learn from Claud Tyler in Dime Box, Texas?

6. Does William enjoy the open landscape of New Mexico?

7. What does William discover in Nameless, Tennessee?

8. Describe Mr. Watkin's appearance.

9. What figure in history is Dare County, North Carolina, named after?

10. What does William learn from Kendrick Fritz?

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