Mid-Book Test - Medium
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where does the barkeeper put the drummer?
(a) Outside in back.
(b) Behind a table.
(c) At the door as a lookout.
(d) Behind the bar.
2. How does the man sit on the train?
(a) With his hands folded on his lap like he is praying.
(b) With one hand on each knee, like a man waiting for a barber.
(c) With his hand on his wife's hand.
(d) With his legs crossed.
3. As Scratchy is approaching the bar, one man in the bar wishes Jack were home. How does he express that?
(a) "He would nail Scratchy to the wall."
(b) "He would call him outside and take care of this."
(c) "He would sail in and pull out the kinks in this thing."
(d) "He would end this once and for all."
4. Where is the train going?
(b) Yellow Sky.
(c) San Antonio.
5. What do the Mexicans do for a living?
(a) Cow herders.
(d) Sheep herders.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Scratchy like when he is sober?
2. Why did the groom give the pocket watch to his new bride?
3. What is the name of the train?
4. In the drummer's story, what was the woman carrying up the stairs?
5. What does the couple not notice about the people waiting on them?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Jack encounters Scratchy, does he show fear? Why do you think that?
2. When the bride and groom round the corner and meet Scratchy, what is Jack about to do? How would this scene have been different if Scratchy hadn't been there?
3. When Jack thinks back to the Pullman and all its beauty, what is this a symbol of?
4. What is the symbolism of the little silver watch? Why did Jack by this for his bride? What is this a symbol of?
5. What is Scratchy's reaction to Jack telling him that he's married?
6. The author alludes to fighting 200 Mexicans. What does this tell us about the history of Yellow Sky?
7. Scratchy shoots twice and misses. Once at the paper and once at the dog. Do you think he misses the dog of purpose? Is he just trying to scare the dog? What about the paper?
8. When the barkeeper tells the drummer about Scratchy and his past, what do you think of the barkeeper? What does he really feel for Scratchy? What does Scratchy really feel for him?
9. What does the stillness and silence of the city signify? Why does the author state that the silence was like the "arch of a tomb" over Scratchy's head?
10. What is the dog a symbol of? What is the dog supposed to be in this story?
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