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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. What is Anne Fitzgerald's occupation?
(a) A private investigator.
(b) A musician.
(c) A nun.
(d) A lawyer.

2. Who inspires the nightmares that awaken both Kathleen and Colleen?
(a) The mother of Christ.
(b) Cardinal Rooney.
(c) The ghost of Father Rosetti.
(d) The Devil.

3. What happens to Colleen the day after her nightmare when she leaves her house?
(a) She runs into a group of boys that offer to walk her back home.
(b) She bumps into Kathleen for the first time.
(c) She is teased and harassed physically by a group of boys.
(d) She is confronted by reporters about her pregnancy.

4. Whom does Kathleen have a vision of during her press conference?
(a) The Virgin Mary.
(b) Of what her baby will look like when it is born.
(c) The Devil.
(d) Herself in a past life.

5. When talking to Kathleen's friends, what does Anne discover?
(a) The name of the boy Kathleen was dating when she became pregnant.
(b) That Kathleen is a compulsive liar.
(c) That Kathleen is new to the town and pretty much stays to herself.
(d) That Kathleen never dated before.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Colleen go to get peace?

2. At the press conference, how does Kathleen disobey her mother?

3. What is Father Rosetti's responsibility?

4. How does Father Rosetti feel about the world during the girls' last few weeks of pregnancy?

5. Who goes to visit Colleen in Ireland?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why would Anne's first assignment be to go to Los Angeles?

2. Why may Anne begin to believe Kathleen's story more than she did earlier in the investigation?

3. Why would Cardinal Rooney have chosen Anne to work on this investigation?

4. Although it was something of an honor for the late Pope to share the prophecy with Father Rosetti, why might Father Rosetti believe it is not worth knowing?

5. How may it be a coincidence that an outbreak of polio erupts at the hospital Kathleen leaves in Rhode Island?

6. When the reporter publishes the story on Kathleen, the church is not happy. Why may the church feel this story was detrimental?

7. Why would Kathleen not really think about suicide before it was mentioned to her by "the voice"?

8. How might Kathleen have felt when she found the doctor and nurse dead in the office?

9. Colleen is attacked by a group of boys upon leaving her house and a bird saves her. What might this bird represent?

10. For what reasons would Kathleen's mother want to keep Kathleen's friends away from her?

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