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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. When the drummer first hears the news of Scratchy, where does he stand?
(a) Against the door.
(b) Against the bar.
(c) Against the wall.
(d) Against the window.

2. What are the people of Yellow Sky unaware of regarding Jack's life?
(a) That he is quiting his job.
(b) That he is older than they think.
(c) That he is married.
(d) That his dad was a cattle rustler.

3. What is across the street from the bar?
(a) The river.
(b) A rock ledge.
(c) Green grass plots.
(d) The train station.

4. What color is the bride's dress?
(a) Tan.
(b) White.
(c) Blue.
(d) Cream.

5. How much will the meal cost the couple on the train?
(a) Twenty-five dollars.
(b) A dollar.
(c) Ten cents.
(d) Five dollars.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the porter view the couple on the train?

2. What can be seen from the train window?

3. Where is the only person who will fight Scratchy?

4. How many times does the train stop while traveling across the state?

5. What is apparent about the bride to the other passengers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the symbolism of the little silver watch? Why did Jack by this for his bride? What is this a symbol of?

2. What is the drummer's reaction to Jack's job? Do you get the sense that this is unusual for the drummer? He is a traveling man, but is not prepared for this. What does this say about the town of Yellow Sky?

3. What is the symbolism of Jack's "brick colored" hands? What does this tell the reader about Jack?

4. What is Scratchy known for? What is his past?

5. Explain the significance of the Mexicans in the bar.

6. Describe the character of the town of Yellow Sky. What is Jack's position in the town? How is he viewed by others?

7. What does the drummer say to the man who comes to the door with the warning?

8. What is the reaction of the men in the bar to the news that Scratchy is on the loose? Do their actions seemed rehearsed? Why? Why not? What does this tell the reader about the town in general?

9. Describe Texas as viewed from the train.

10. Explain the role of the African-American porters in this story. How do they regard the couple? Why? Is this alluding to a reverse of racial attitudes of the times?

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