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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. How many minutes before the train arrives in Yellow Sky are the men talking in the bar?
(a) Twenty-one.
(b) One hour.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Thirty.

2. What is Scratchy like when he is sober?
(a) A very happy guy.
(b) Mean.
(c) Moody and dark.
(d) One of the nicest guys in town.

3. When the drummer wants to continue asking questions, what do the other men in the bar do?
(a) Put their fingers on their lips to be quiet.
(b) Shoot at him to make him shut up.
(c) Motion for him to remain silent.
(d) Yell at him to shut up.

4. When the man comes to the door of the bar with his warning, what does the drummer ask him to do?
(a) Go away.
(b) Come in for a drink.
(c) Forget it.
(d) Follow the Mexicans.

5. What do other passengers on the train think of the couple?
(a) They are naive.
(b) They are rich.
(c) They are from San Antonio.
(d) They are handsome.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many men are in the bar?

2. Who is the only man on the train platform?

3. What is across the street from the bar?

4. Why does the man on the platform not notice Jack and his wife?

5. How does the barkeeper describe Scratchy's use of guns?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Scratchy's attire tell the reader about him?

2. What is the author telling us by the use of the word "ain't" by the bride?

3. When the bride and groom round the corner and meet Scratchy, what is Jack about to do? How would this scene have been different if Scratchy hadn't been there?

4. Why do all the men in the bar want to see Jack? What can he do that they can't? It appears nobody is really going to fight? Is there a real danger here?

5. 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?

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

7. Do you think the dog has been shot before? Why did he not move when he heard Scratchy coming up the street?

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

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

10. Why does the couple walk quickly to get to Jack's house? What are they afraid of? If they had not been so afraid, could they have avoided trouble?

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