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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 does Chris want Michael to believe about his father?
(a) That he is trustworthy.
(b) That he is honorable.
(c) That he is handsome.
(d) That he is responsible.

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

3. What infuriates Agnes about Kate?
(a) Kate doesn't care about Michael.
(b) Kate is a gossip.
(c) Kate doesn't care about Chris's feelings.
(d) Kate judges Gerry Evans.

4. From what disease does Uncle Jack suffer?
(a) Dengue fever.
(b) Malaria.
(c) Consumption.
(d) Leprosy.

5. Which of the sisters dances alone?
(a) Rose.
(b) Kate.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Agnes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Okawa?

2. How does Kate identify Gerry Evans?

3. Why doesn't Gerry Evans bring Michael a bicycle?

4. Why don't the Mundys speak of Uncle Jack when he is a chaplain for the British army?

5. What does Chris hear that Gerry Evans is doing in Dublin?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think the parish priest doesn't want to look Kate in the eye since Uncle Jack came home?

2. What reasons does Kate use for refusing to go to the harvest dance?

3. What does Maggie recollect about Bernie?

4. What does Maggie notice about the pack of cigarettes Kate brought her, and why is it significant?

5. How has Uncle Jack brought status to the Mundy family?

6. What does Maggie mean when she tells Michael that someday he's going to fill some woman's life with happiness?

7. What is Maggie's reaction to hearing that her old friend Bernie O'Donnell is in town, and why does she react this way?

8. After Agnes blows Michael a kiss, she says it was the wrong thing to do. Why would it be the wrong thing to do?

9. What significance does Austin Morgan have in this story?

10. What do you think Michael means when he talks of a widening breach between what seemed to be and what was?

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