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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. Who is responsible for the mysterious deaths of the chief and all his successors?
(a) Sam Feathers.
(b) Doom.
(c) Pappy.
(d) Lo.

2. How much money does Mannie give to Snopes after she shoots his prize mule in the story "Mule in the Yard"?
(a) Ten dollars.
(b) Twenty dollars.
(c) Fifty dollars.
(d) Five dollars.

3. To which city does Pete travel in order to enlist in the Army?
(a) Memphis.
(b) Louisville.
(c) Baton Rouge.
(d) Nashville.

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

5. Of what crime is the nephew of the Indian chief in the story "Lo" accused?
(a) Vandalism.
(b) Theft.
(c) Murder.
(d) Blasphemy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What part of the father's body in "The Tall Men" has been injured in the war?

2. Who shoots Abner Snope?

3. How many men is Res Grier working with to reshingle the church in "Shingles for God"?

4. What devastating fact does Pappy find out about the black woman he is in love with?

5. Where does Tom-Tom dispose of the scrap metal Flem Snopes has been hiding?

Short Essay Questions

1. What rumor spreads through town about Minnie Cooper, and how do the townsfolk react in the story "Dry September"?

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

3. In the story "A Justice," why does Doom leave his tribe and where does he go?

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

5. How does Sam Fathers earn his birth name?

6. What happens to Lucius Provine when he travels to the Indian reservation?

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

8. Why are the investigator and the marshal at the home of two young boys in the story "The Tall Men"?

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

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

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