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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 does Jack plan to get to his house?
(a) By horse and buggy.
(b) The quickest route possible.
(c) By horses.
(d) By way of a long walk along the river at sunset.

2. Why does the bride become anxious?
(a) She spilled some food on her dress.
(b) She can't find her small overnight bag.
(c) She picks up on Jack's nervousness.
(d) She is afraid to live in a small town.

3. What is the bride's concern as she looks around the train car?
(a) The danger.
(b) Tripping over her dress.
(c) Money.
(d) The reflective mirrors.

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

5. What does a man in the bar tell the drummer about what is about to happen?
(a) "Someone will die."
(b) "Jack will arrive and shoot Scratchy."
(c) "Scratchy will pass out on the porch of the bar."
(d) "There is going to be some shooting."

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the couple do when they exit the train?

2. What do the Mexicans do for a living?

3. What is Scratchy like when he is sober?

4. What do the elegance of the train fittings reflect?

5. What does the barkeeper do to the windows of the bar?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the character of the town of Yellow Sky. What is Jack's position in the town? How is he viewed by others?

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

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. 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?

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

9. 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?

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

(see the answer keys)

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