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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. Which of the following holidays is Georgie anxiously anticipating in the story "That Will Be Fine"?
(a) Easter.
(b) Christmas.
(c) Halloween.
(d) His birthday.

2. What is it about Paul de Montigny that makes him an unsuitable boyfriend for Elly?
(a) He is poor.
(b) He is biracial.
(c) He is uneducated.
(d) He is black.

3. What part of de Spain's house does Abner allegedly ruin in "Barn Burning"?
(a) His carpet.
(b) His drapes.
(c) His living room sofa.
(d) His dining room table.

4. During what month of the year does Hawkshaw disappear from town for two weeks?
(a) April.
(b) December.
(c) March.
(d) August.

5. Before he left the tribe, how was Doom treated by the rest of his tribe?
(a) He was often ignored.
(b) He was hated.
(c) He was greatly feared.
(d) He was well-respected.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the company Captain Warren pilots for in the story "Death Drag"?

2. Which of the following ailments does not befall the first pilot in the story "Death Drag"?

3. When Res Grier is waiting for his friend to return from fox hunting, how late is he when he finally arrives at work?

4. What type of snake bites the runaway slave in the story "Red Leaves"?

5. Which of the following things motivates the pilots in "Death Drag" to perform such dangerous tricks when traveling town to town?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Flem Snopes attempts to turn his two black co-workers against each other in the story "Centaur in Brass"?

2. How does McLendon treat women in the story "Dry September"?

3. How does Nancy react to life in jail in the story "The Evening Sun"?

4. How is Sarty involved in his father's death?

5. How is the slave finally captured in the story "Red Leaves"?

6. Why are the two Indians in "Red Leaves" searching for their chief's slave?

7. What happens when young Georgie goes to visit his Uncle Rodney in the story "That Will Be Fine"?

8. What do the townsfolk find behind the locked door in Emily Grierson's home after she dies?

9. Whom does the desirable woman in "A Courtship" decide to marry, and how does she make her decision?

10. In the story "Lo," why is the president uncomfortable with the Native Americans who come to him for advice?

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