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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) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

2. Which of the following vehicles does Uncle Willy crash, killing himself?
(a) An airplane.
(b) A boat.
(c) A car.
(d) A train.

3. Who suggests that Lucius go visit the Indians to cure his ailment?
(a) Monroe.
(b) DuBoise.
(c) Alexander.
(d) Ratcliff.

4. Why does the president decide to hold a "mock trial" for the Indian chief's nephew?
(a) To get the Indians off his land.
(b) To punish the nephew to the fullest extent of the law.
(c) To appease the townsfolk.
(d) To fool the Indians into thinking that he understands the law.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the black man who is killed for assaulting Minnie Cooper in the story "Dry September"?

2. What is the name of Sam Fathers' true father?

3. Which of the following relatives does Elly live with in the story "Elly"?

4. Which of the following stories is the sequel to "Two Soldiers"?

5. Whom does Res Grier take with him when he returns to work on the church in the middle of the night?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Appalachian family treat the Confederate soldier and his servant in the story "Mountain Victory"?

2. How does the father in "The Tall Men" cope with the surgery he must undergo before his sons are taken away from him?

3. How does Satoris get back at Spoomer for stealing his woman in the story "All the Dead Pilots"?

4. What was Ira Ewing's childhood like in the story "Golden Land"?

5. How do the townsfolk feel about Harrison Blair's hunting style in the story "Foxhunt"?

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

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

8. Why is Lucius Provine sent to see the Indian doctor while out on a bear hunt?

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

10. How does Amy's life change after the death of her first child in the story "The Brooch"?

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