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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. How many times does the train stop while traveling across the state?
2. What does the drummer discover in his hiding place?
(b) More guns.
3. What does the train need to do when it reaches the station?
(a) Replenish the coal.
(b) Take on water.
(c) Cool off.
(d) Load more firewood.
4. What is Scratchy like when he is sober?
(b) A very happy guy.
(c) One of the nicest guys in town.
(d) Moody and dark.
5. What does the man say who enters the bar?
(a) That Scratchy Wilson is drunk.
(b) That Jack's new bride has arrived.
(c) That Jack is returning on the train.
(d) That Scratchy just came in on the train.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the dog keep lazy watch?
2. Where is the barkeeper's dog?
3. How does Jack plan to get to his house?
4. When put in a safe place, what is the drummer sitting on?
5. Where is the train going?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the significance of the Mexicans in the bar.
2. Jack shows his new bride the train with the pride of an owner. He lavishes expensive (for them) meals upon her. What does this tell us about their relationship and their future marriage?
3. What is the drummer talking about at the opening of Chapter 3? What story is he telling? Do you think he does this often? Do you think he's told this story before? Why? Why not?
4. The author describes the grassy plots across the street from the bar as looking like grass on a stage. What does this tell the reader about the times and entertainment?
5. Jack sits with a hand on each knee like a man waiting for a barber to cut his hair. What does this tell us about Jack?
6. When seated behind the bar, the barkeeper seems quite comfortable with this situation. Why?
7. How does the author describe the man at the railway station? What does his description tell us about the weather that day?
8. Describe the town. Detail the colors and textures as experienced by a visitor. Why do you think the story is set in this town?
9. How quickly do you think this couple made the decision to be married?
10. The groom mentions the price of $1.00 for a meal and the bride is astonished at the high price, worrying that they may not be able to afford such an extravagance. What does this tell us about the bride and groom.
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