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

2. What does the man say who enters the bar?
(a) That Jack is returning on the train.
(b) That Jack's new bride has arrived.
(c) That Scratchy Wilson is drunk.
(d) That Scratchy just came in on the train.

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

4. What kind of gloom sets in the bar?
(a) A ghost-like gloom.
(b) A silent gloom.
(c) A drunken gloom.
(d) A chapel-like gloom.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who waits on the couple when they eat?

3. When the drummer wants to continue asking questions, what do the other men in the bar do?

4. What do all the men in the bar do as Scratcy approaches?

5. Who has never been on a train before?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Jack sits with a hand on each knee like a man waiting for a barber to cut his hair. What does this tell us about Jack?

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

5. 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.

6. Describe the bride's dress. Do you think this is her wedding dress? Why? Why not? Is this a dress she wears every day?

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

8. 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?

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

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

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