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

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

3. In the drummer's story, what was the woman carrying up the stairs?
(a) Her shoes.
(b) Wood.
(c) Coal.
(d) Linens.

4. Who is the only person who will fight Scratchy?
(a) Jack Potter.
(b) The drummer.
(c) The Mexicans.
(d) The barkeeper.

5. What is the area under the bar made of?
(a) Thick wood.
(b) Coal.
(c) Zinc and copper fittings.
(d) Iron.

Short Answer Questions

1. When put in a safe place, what is the drummer sitting on?

2. As Scratchy approaches, one man gestures toward the barkeep for something. What does he want?

3. How does the man who informs the crowd in the bar describe Scratchy?

4. What does the train need to do when it reaches the station?

5. Why does the bride become anxious?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Why does the author say the bride has cooked before? What gives the reader the clue to her background?

3. 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?

4. Explain the significance of the character of the drummer?

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

6. Why does the man in the bar ask for a drink from the barkeeper and then swallow it down? Does this action seem out-of-place? Overly dramatic? Why? Why not?

7. What do the fittings on the train symbolize for the couple?

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

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

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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