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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. Babe does not want to expose Willy Jay because:
(a) She is afraid for her own reputation.
(b) She wants to pursue the relationship when the trial is over.
(c) She promised his mother she would keep it a secret.
(d) She does not want to ruin his reputation.

2. Barnette plans to win the case by arguing:
(a) Self-defense or not guilty by reason of temporary insanity.
(b) Self-defense or guilty of manslaughter.
(c) Murder in the first degree.
(d) Guilty by reason of insanity.

3. Meg takes a coke from the fridge to calm Lennie, but first she drinks from it herself, indicating:
(a) Lennie is not thirsty.
(b) She is more immediately concerned with herself than with Lenny.
(c) She needs time to think of what to say next.
(d) She is hungry and thirsty after her journey.

4. Though Meg seems entirely self-interested, her actions reveal:
(a) She cares about her sisters and will act on their behalf.
(b) She wants to stay in town to see what she will inherit after her granddaddy's death.
(c) She is ready to move home and help Lenny shoulder her responsibilities.
(d) She has sacrificed herself on many occasions for the family.

5. When the sisters discover it is Lenny's birthday they decide to:
(a) Buy her a box of candy.
(b) Order her a birthday cake from the bakery.
(c) Contact Charlie Hill for her.
(d) Sing Happy Birthday with a candle on a cookie.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the girls argue about the lawyer, the mood becomes:

2. While Babe muses about the birthday cake she has ordered for Lenny, Meg:

3. Billy Boy was:

4. The most pressing matter of the moment is:

5. Rather than admit she is gaining weight, Chick claims the pantyhose do not fit because:

Short Essay Questions

1. What kind of man does Doc Porter appear to be?

2. Describe Meg's encounter with Doc.

3. What reason does Meg give Doc for leaving him in Biloxi?

4. What do the candy, cokes, and lemonade symbolize for the girls?

5. Why does Meg bring up Lenny's boyfriend from Memphis?

6. In their discussion of the rules for "hearts," the girls remember that hearts are bad, which suggests what?

7. What does the mention of Billy Boy do for the mood of the scene right before Meg enters?

8. What impedes Lenny's growth or happiness?

9. Describe Lenny's phone call with Charlie.

10. Why is Barnette willing to give up his vendetta?

(see the answer keys)

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