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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. Whom does Muddyman sell his ranch to in Pair of Spurs?
(a) A Hollywood actor.
(b) A Wall Street businessman.
(c) An oil tycoon.
(d) A church.
2. One of the bodies in 55 Miles to the Gas Pump was wrapped in what "from nipple to knee"?
(d) Garbage bags.
3. Car finds his wife sleeping with ______________.
(a) Jackson Spur.
(b) Sutton Muddyman.
(c) Michael Warren.
(d) John Wrench.
4. Car is suffering from a down turn in _________________.
(a) Stock prices.
(b) Beef prices.
(c) Land prices.
(d) Oil prices.
5. Who is due to come by when Aladdin is sick?
(a) The postal carrier.
(b) The feed dealer.
(c) The Bible salesman.
(d) The livestock dealer.
Short Answer Questions
1. How was Shy's entire family killed in The Governors of Wyoming?
2. What young man is against cattle in the West and wrote a book about his opinions in The Governors of Wyoming?
3. What is Elk's last name in A Lonely Coast?
4. What does Wade find in Roany's freezer?
5. What type of tractor does Ottaline's father have in The Bunchgrass Edge of the World?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the Touch family of The Bunchgrass Edge of the World. Who is the patriarch?
2. What is the narrator's occupation in A Lonely Coast? What do the other women do for a living?
3. Who is picking up Wade in The Governors of Wyoming? How do they know each other?
4. How did Aladdin take over the ranch in The Bunchgrass Edge of the World?
5. Describe the two main characters of Pair a Spurs. How do they know one another?
6. Describe the narration style of A Lonely Coast. How does it differ from the other short stories in the collection?
7. Describe the narrative style of 55 Miles to the Gas Pump. What is this story about?
8. What is Car's first experience like being near the spurs in Pair a Spurs?
9. What leads to trouble with Shy and Wade in The Governors of Wyoming? Who runs away?
10. Where do Josanna and others go to "bar-hop" in A Lonely Coast? What accident occurs?
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