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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 apparent about the bride to the other passengers?
(a) That her dress is lovely.
(b) That she is beautiful.
(c) That her shoes are worn.
(d) That she has cooked.

2. What do the objects across the street from the bar resemble?
(a) The blue of the ocean.
(b) The yellow of a cliff.
(c) The grass on the theater stage.
(d) The vastness of the desert.

3. What can be seen beyond the Rio Grande?
(a) The river basin.
(b) Yellow rocks.
(c) Plum colored mesquite.
(d) The mountains.

4. Who sold the groom the pocket watch?
(a) His grandfather gave it to him.
(b) A watch salesman on the street.
(c) A man he knew.
(d) The train master.

5. Where does the barkeeper put the drummer?
(a) Behind a table.
(b) At the door as a lookout.
(c) Behind the bar.
(d) Outside in back.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the barkeeper's dog?

2. What is the name of the bar?

3. What does the couple do when they exit the train?

4. What is the name of the train?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. When seated behind the bar, the barkeeper seems quite comfortable with this situation. Why?

2. At the opening of Chapter 2, describe the scene in the Weary Gentleman. What is the feeling? Is the town relaxed and pleasant? Why? Why not? What tensions do you feel at this point in the story?

3. 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?

4. How quickly do you think this couple made the decision to be married?

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

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. Describe the town. Detail the colors and textures as experienced by a visitor. Why do you think the story is set in this town?

8. How is the bride described in the story?

9. 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?

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

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