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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 name of the road William takes in Arizona that is mountainous and has a sign "Impassable to Trailers"?
(a) Onion Saddle Road.
(b) Route 146.
(c) Sky High Road.
(d) Mountain Road.

2. What does the barmaid in Mickey's Place nickname William?
(a) Mr. Curious.
(b) Mr. Glum.
(c) Mr. Too Many Questions.
(d) Mr. Chicago.

3. What does Doris Walker own in Manteo, North Carolina?
(a) Countryside Comfort Food.
(b) Ye Olde Diner.
(c) Fish House restaurant.
(d) Duchess of Dare restaurant.

4. In 1810, who used the Natchez Trace Parkway?
(a) Ohio Valley traders.
(b) Naturalists.
(c) Explorers.
(d) Military.

5. What do the Thurmonds in Tennessee feed to William before sending him on his way?
(a) Beans.
(b) Pumpkin bread.
(c) Chowder.
(d) Lunch and buttermilk pie.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom were the towns of Manteo and Wanchese named after?

2. What does William eat that looks like an "airy tube the color of a thunderhead"?

3. What does William think of Dime Box, Texas?

4. What does William say about Kansas City, Kansas, in the opening pages of "South by Southwest"?

5. What does Mrs. Watkins serve Mr. Watkins for breakfast?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe William's dinner at Swamp Guinea's Fish Lodge.

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

3. Is William able to find anyone to talk with in the Hopi Indian reservation?

4. When Ghost Dancing is blocked on a mountain road at 10,000 feet, how does William survive the night?

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

6. Why does William name his van "Ghost Dancing"?

7. What does William learn from meeting James Walker and Charles Davis?

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

9. What significance does William's trip take on when he reaches Alabama?

10. What history does William learn when he visits Ninety Six, South Carolina?

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