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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 do Larry and Sally find Charity to be?
(a) They don't like her at all
(b) They are bored by her
(c) They think she is too provocative
(d) They are fascinated by her

2. Why have Larry and Sally come to Massachusetts?
(a) Their friend, Charity, is ill
(b) They are thinking of relocating
(c) They are touring college campuses
(d) They are on vacation

3. Why do Sally and Charity want to turn the boat back toward shore?
(a) The weather is turning bad
(b) Charity is feeling seasick
(c) Sally misses her new baby
(d) It is getting late

4. What year is it when the novel opens?
(a) 1962
(b) 1938
(c) 1945
(d) 1972

5. Why is Larry happy to be teaching summer classes?
(a) He and Sally are not taking a vacation
(b) He wants to get away from the crying baby
(c) He is happiest when he is working
(d) The money will help pay medical bills

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Larry drive to Vermont?

2. Where is Sid and Charity's vacation house located?

3. What do Larry and Sally do after the other guests have gone?

4. What happens when Sid and Larry are out walking?

5. What is Larry's profession?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Larry and Sally learn about Charity as she talks?

2. Explain the flashback the author uses to describe the beginning of Sid and Charity's courtship.

3. In addition to the enthusiastic welcome, what else strikes Larry and Sally about Sid and Charity Lang?

4. Why have Larry and Sally come to visit Sid and Charity?

5. What is Charity's model of an ideal marriage and how will it affect her own marriage to Sid?

6. Explain the flashback that the author uses in Part 1: Chapter 2.

7. How does the evening of the party end for the Morgans and the Langs?

8. What is the setting for the beginning of the novel?

9. What is Larry's first recollection of meeting Charity?

10. How does Charity attempt to manage Sid's career?

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