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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who usually comes home drunk after being out all night? And who does she bring with her?
(a) Halie and Father Dewis.
(b) Tilden and Halie.
(c) Bradley and Halie.
(d) Dodge and Halie.

2. What event resulted because of the disintegration of this family structure?
(a) The adulterous relationship between Father Dewis and Halie.
(b) The sexual relationship between Tilden and Bradley.
(c) The incestuous relationship between Tilden and Halie.
(d) Ansel's marriage to a Catholic girl.

3. Who cut off Dodge's hair?
(a) Father Dewis.
(b) Halie.
(c) Tilden.
(d) Bradley.

4. Halie tells Dodge they have to take care of someone. Who is she talking about?
(a) Father Dewis.
(b) The Baby.
(c) Bradley.
(d) Tilden.

5. Where did Bradley go, only to return emotionally broken?
(a) Arizona.
(b) New Mexico.
(c) Illinios.
(d) Texas.

6. Which statement best describes Dodge's life?
(a) He is very active and loves to jog.
(b) He is proud of his wife.
(c) His life is confined to the couch, television, and a bottle.
(d) He is devoted to his children.

7. Who owned this farm?
(a) Bradley, since he repesented order to this family.
(b) Dodge, the father and husband.
(c) Tilden, because he had a vegetable garden.
(d) Ansel, because he spent his life preparing the land to harvest.

8. Who has a security blanket?
(a) Dodge.
(b) Halie.
(c) Bradley.
(d) Tilden.

9. Where did Halie spend most of her time?
(a) With Father Dewis.
(b) Visiting Ansel.
(c) Upstairs off stage.
(d) In the backyard.

10. Who spent time in jail?
(a) Father Dewis.
(b) Dodge.
(c) Bradley.
(d) Tilden.

11. According to Dodge, how long has it been since the garden has been worked?
(a) Since the death of Ansel.
(b) Thirty years.
(c) Bradley's return.
(d) Tilden's return.

12. Who was in New Mexico?
(a) Father Dewis.
(b) Bradley.
(c) Tilden.
(d) Dodge.

13. Who did Halie say this about? "I had no idea he would be that much trouble."
(a) Father Dewis.
(b) Dodge.
(c) Bradley.
(d) Tilden.

14. What seemed to be just below the surface of this family's relationship?
(a) The fact that Bradley was a drunk.
(b) That Tilden was a practicing Catholic.
(c) That Father Dewis truly cared for Halie.
(d) A light reference to a dark family secret.

15. Which of Ansel's action does Halie detest the most?
(a) Failing an exam.
(b) Marrying a Catholic.
(c) Buying a car.
(d) Running the marathon.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dodge said this to whom? "Don't go outside. There's nothing out there."

2. What was Halie expecting of Tilden?

3. One of the characters appears to be an upright and righteous member of the church. Who is that character?

4. Who tried to present themselves as the one in charge of the family, but was ignored by everyone?

5. Why does Halie say she doesn't want Tilden to go outside?

(see the answer keys)

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