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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 many men is Res Grier working with to reshingle the church in "Shingles for God"?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

2. What weapon does Pete's younger brother use to attack the bus depot worker and the Army lieutenant?
(a) A knife.
(b) A grenade.
(c) A lead pipe.
(d) A gun.

3. What vegetable is Abner Snope ordered to use to pay back his debts?
(a) Broccoli.
(b) Peppers.
(c) Corn.
(d) Tomatoes.

4. What is Sam Father's real birth name?
(a) Little-Man.
(b) No-Good-Baby.
(c) Cheating-Man's-Son.
(d) Had-Two-Fathers.

5. What happens to Minnie on the first day she leaves her apartment after the attack?
(a) She is ignored by everyone she encounters.
(b) She is cheered as a hero.
(c) She has a nervous breakdown.
(d) She is beaten up by an angry mob.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Sam Fathers' heritage in the story "A Justice"?

2. Which of the following metals is used to make the whistle in Flem Snopes' story?

3. Where is David Hogganbeck when he nearly loses his life in competition?

4. With whom does the president discuss "the situation" of the Indians near his quarters?

5. Where are the Indians searching for the slave?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Abner Snope ordered to pay de Spain bushels of corn, and what is Abner's reaction to this order?

4. Why does Res Grier offer a hound dog to two of his co-workers?

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

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

7. What request does Pappy make of Doom when he returns to the tribe, and what is Doom's response?

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

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

10. What competition do Ikkemotubbe and David Hogganbeck find themselves in in the story "A Courtship"?

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