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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 does the porter do to make the exit from the train easier?
(a) He calls the station master for the luggage.
(b) He holds the new bride's hand.
(c) He puts a small step down on the platform.
(d) He steps down first and lifts the bride down.
2. What is the name of the train?
(a) Rio Grande.
(c) Texas Giant.
(d) California Express.
3. What does the barkeeper do to the windows of the bar?
(a) Tells the drummer to keep watch at the window.
(b) Breaks one out so he can shoot.
(c) Closes and bars the wooden shutters.
(d) Nothing. There are no windows in the bar.
4. Who is the only person who will fight Scratchy?
(a) The drummer.
(b) The barkeeper.
(c) The Mexicans.
(d) Jack Potter.
5. On their wedding day, where does the couple eat?
(a) In the dining car.
(b) In San Antonio.
(c) Sack lunches on the train.
(d) In Yellow Sky.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Jack once shoot Scratchy?
2. As Scratchy approaches, one man gestures toward the barkeep for something. What does he want?
3. What do all the men in the bar do as Scratcy approaches?
4. What do the men in the bar say as they hear Scratchy approaching?
5. Why did the groom give the pocket watch to his new bride?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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.
2. 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?
3. 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?
4. What is the symbolism of Jack's "brick colored" hands? What does this tell the reader about Jack?
5. Describe the character of the town of Yellow Sky. What is Jack's position in the town? How is he viewed by others?
6. What does the drummer say to the man who comes to the door with the warning?
7. 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?
8. What do the fittings on the train symbolize for the couple?
9. When seated behind the bar, the barkeeper seems quite comfortable with this situation. Why?
10. How quickly do you think this couple made the decision to be married?
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