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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 Agnes call her sisters when they dance immodestly?
(a) Demons.
(b) Animals.
(c) Pagans.
(d) Creatures.

2. 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.

3. How does Kate identify Gerry Evans?
(a) Gerry Evans has a walking stick and a straw hat.
(b) Gerry Evans is tall and handsome.
(c) Gerry Evans carries a suitcase of goods to sell.
(d) Gerry Evans is riding a bicycle.

4. What does Gerry Evans see at the Mundy house that he says is a bad omen?
(a) A magpie.
(b) A vulture.
(c) A crow.
(d) A black cat.

5. What does Maggie like to ask Michael?
(a) Riddles.
(b) Jokes.
(c) Plots of stories he's read.
(d) Personal questions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gerry Evans want Chris to do?

2. Why does Kate ask God to forgive her?

3. What does the Donegal Enquirer call Uncle Jack?

4. What is the population of Balleybeg looking forward to?

5. What does the Mundy family use as fuel for the stove?

Short Essay Questions

1. For what is the fox in the hen house a metaphor?

2. Why do you think Rose can describe the Festival of Lughnasa to her sisters?

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

4. How does Kate explain Uncle Jack's strange behavior?

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

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

7. What does Maggie release for Michael to see?

8. Why does Kate become angry when Rose repeats the idea that twins are a double blessing?

9. When Irish music comes from the radio, which of the sisters begins to dance first, and in what mood does she dance?

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

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