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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. Where did the man buy the pocket watch?
(a) In New York.
(b) In Yellow Sky.
(c) In San Antonio.
(d) In Dallas.

2. What does the station-agent do when he sees Jack?
(a) Smiles and waves.
(b) Waves his hands and runs toward them.
(c) Remains seated in his chair.
(d) Calls his name and gets his luggage.

3. What does the porter do for Jack as they approach Yellow Sky?
(a) Cleans his shoes.
(b) Gives him a shave.
(c) Brushes off his suit.
(d) Pulls his luggage from the overhead bins.

4. How does the man sit on the train?
(a) With his hand on his wife's hand.
(b) With his legs crossed.
(c) With his hands folded on his lap like he is praying.
(d) With one hand on each knee, like a man waiting for a barber.

5. What is the name of the bar?
(a) The Weary Horseman.
(b) The Mexican Cantina.
(c) The Weary Gentleman.
(d) Yellow Sky Saloon.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the bartender pull from beneath the bar?

2. What is Scratchy known for?

3. How would the people of Yellow Sky react if they knew Jack's plan?

4. What is the area under the bar made of?

5. What are the people of Yellow Sky unaware of regarding Jack's life?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Jack refer to his wife as "girl?" What does this tell us about him? Is this an endearment? Why? Why not?

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

5. How does the author describe the man at the railway station? What does his description tell us about the weather that day?

6. Why is it important to know that the bride is neither pretty nor young?

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

8. What did Jack once do to Scratchy? Why is this important to the story? Do these men really feel that they cannot handle the situation without Jack, or do they just not want to?

9. 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?

10. 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?

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