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

2. At the end of the story "Lo," what does the president order his men to do?
(a) Befriend the Indians.
(b) Ignore the Indians.
(c) Kill the Indians.
(d) Fear the Indians.

3. Although she is beautiful, which of the following adjectives best describes Herman Basket's sister?
(a) Clumsy.
(b) Fat.
(c) Lazy.
(d) Rude.

4. How old is the young boy to whom Sam Fathers is telling his life story?
(a) 12 years old.
(b) 14 years old.
(c) 10 years old.
(d) 8 years old.

5. What is Emily Grierson's initial response after her father dies?
(a) She cries continually for three days.
(b) She throws a party, celebrating her father's life.
(c) She decides not to go into mourning.
(d) She denies that her father is dead.

Short Answer Questions

1. What part of de Spain's property does Abner burn down in a rage of revenge?

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

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

4. Which of Mannie's relatives is killed driving mules while working for Snopes?

5. Which of the following adjectives does NOT describe the family from the story "The Tall Men"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens when Minnie Cooper attempts to leave her home on the day after the attack in "Dry September"?

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

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

5. How does Sam Fathers earn his birth name?

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

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

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

9. What series of events takes place when Minnie realizes that there are mules in her yard in the story of the same name?

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

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