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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 Scratchy do to the door of the Weary Gentleman?
(a) He shoots at the door.
(b) He bangs on the door with his revolver.
(c) He yells at the door.
(d) He runs at the door.
2. What does Scratchy do when he sees Jack?
(a) Shoots at Jack's house.
(b) Stands in surprise and does not move.
(c) Drops both guns.
(d) Points a gun at his chest.
3. What does the stillness of the town form over Scratchy?
(a) The arch of a tomb.
(b) The arch of a bridge.
(c) The arch bishop.
(d) The arch of an angel.
4. What is the color of the tops of Scratchy's boots?
5. What is Scratchy not a student of?
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the color of the wood on the train look like?
2. Since nobody is opening the door to the bar, where does Scratchy decide to go?
3. How does the couple sometimes laugh together as they walk to their home?
4. How does the author describe the fact that Jack has trouble speaking when he sees Scratchy?
5. What is Scratchy doing when Jack and his wife spot him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the stillness and silence of the city signify? Why does the author state that the silence was like the "arch of a tomb" over Scratchy's head?
2. Upon encountering Scratchy what does Jack do that gives the reader the idea that he's been in tough spots before? What does he do by instinct alone?
3. Do you think the dog has been shot before? Why did he not move when he heard Scratchy coming up the street?
4. What does Scratchy do with the piece of paper he found? What is he practicing? Could this be dangerous?
5. The author writes that Jack's house looks at Scratchy like a great stone god. What is the symbolism of this?
6. How does Scratchy react to the closed door of the Weary Gentleman? Is this a ritual? Has this happened before?
7. Judging from the bride's reaction, do you think she's ever been faced with anything like this before? Why? Why not? What does this tell the reader about her home in San Antonio?
8. The author alludes to fighting 200 Mexicans. What does this tell us about the history of Yellow Sky?
9. Why does Jack remind Scratchy that he didn't make the trouble?
10. Does Jack Potter seem unafraid? Why? Does he know that Scratchy will not shoot him? Or does he feel he is ready if he is shot? Does Jack understand that Scratchy will have some ethics involved here?
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