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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Okawa?
(a) Uncle Jack's houseboy in Uganda.
(b) Uncle Jack's pet name for Michael.
(c) Uncle Jack's name in Uganda.
(d) Uncle Jack's imaginary friend.

2. Which of the sisters refuses to watch Chris dancing with Gerry Evans?
(a) Rose.
(b) Kate.
(c) Agnes.
(d) Maggie.

3. What is Michael building in the yard?
(a) A birdhouse.
(b) A treehouse.
(c) Kites.
(d) A fort.

4. Why does Rose dance in wellingtons?
(a) The wellingtons are more comfortable.
(b) She has no other shoes.
(c) Her other shoes are for Sunday.
(d) She can't get the wellingtons off.

5. What does Maggie call Michael?
(a) Tub.
(b) Chub.
(c) Cub.
(d) Sweetheart.

6. Which of the sisters is the most graceful dancer?
(a) Rose.
(b) Chris.
(c) Agnes.
(d) Maggie.

7. How does Michael scare Maggie?
(a) Michael pretends to see a mouse.
(b) Michael pretends to see a spider.
(c) Michael pretends to see a rat.
(d) Michael pretends to see a snake.

8. What does Kate call the people who live in the back hills?
(a) Pagans.
(b) Fools.
(c) Ignoramuses.
(d) Savages.

9. What do the people of Ballylbeg plan for Jack?
(a) A bonfire.
(b) A birthday party.
(c) A public welcome.
(d) A fundraiser.

10. What does Chris do that Kate thinks sacrilegious?
(a) She takes the name of the Lord in vain.
(b) She shows her legs when she dances.
(c) She wears the surplice she's been ironing.
(d) She turns the picture of the saints to the wall.

11. How soon does Kate predict Gerry Evans will come back?
(a) In a year.
(b) In a month.
(c) In a week.
(d) Never.

12. Why doesn't Gerry Evans bring Michael a bicycle?
(a) The one he sees is too big.
(b) The one he sees is too small.
(c) The one he sees is the wrong color.
(d) The one he sees is for girls.

13. How old Is Uncle Jack?
(a) Thirty-three.
(b) Forty-seven.
(c) Twenty-five.
(d) Fifty-three.

14. What does Kate say is the only thing Gerry Evans does well?
(a) Sell himself.
(b) Sell merchandise.
(c) Dance.
(d) Sing.

15. What infuriates Kate about Gerry Evans?
(a) He doesn't come by often.
(b) He doesn't support his child.
(c) He doesn't keep a job.
(d) He doesn't love Chris.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose arrival throws the Mundy household into turmoil?

2. What does Maggie like to ask Michael?

3. What is the name of the village where the Mundys live?

4. Who first proposes that the sisters go to the harvest dance?

5. Where is Gerry Evans going?

(see the answer keys)

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