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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are the lawns around Grandpa Nye's house described?
(a) Manicured.
(b) Showy.
(c) Overgrown.
(d) Not landscaped.

2. Grandpa had his theories of creationism tested by Alfred Russel Wallace, ____________ partner.
(a) Darwin's.
(b) Whitman's.
(c) Poe's.
(d) Einstein's.

3. What does Vanessa call Grandmother Nye, Nathaniel, Joab and Great Grandmother Vanessa?
(a) The dearly departed.
(b) Her spirited relatives.
(c) The spooks.
(d) The dead of the house.

4. How far back does Vanessa share her family lineage?
(a) Great-great-great-grandfather.
(b) Great-great-grandfather.
(c) Grandfather.
(d) Great grandfather.

5. What does Grandpa Nye have all over the house?
(a) Family pictures.
(b) Books.
(c) Guns.
(d) Flags.

6. Where did Vanessa's great-great-grandparents eventually settle?
(a) Quebec.
(b) Minnesota.
(c) Ireland.
(d) Maine.

7. How many of Grandpa Nye's children died?
(a) 1.
(b) 3.
(c) 4.
(d) 2.

8. Grandpa Nye's grandfather married the daughter of __________________________.
(a) A politician.
(b) A Baptist minister.
(c) An industrialist.
(d) A diplomat.

9. Grandpa Nye spent some of the finest times in his life ___________________.
(a) Drinking cold beer.
(b) Kissing his wife.
(c) Playing baseball.
(d) Paddling canoes.

10. What outward sign does Vanessa think Grandpa Nye's lawn signifies?
(a) He still has a good eye for detail.
(b) He is an artist at heart.
(c) He needs some help around the house.
(d) He is different from everybody else.

11. Miss Janice had been _________________ in Grandpa and Grandmother Nye's home.
(a) The nanny.
(b) The cook.
(c) The secretary.
(d) The housekeeper.

12. What item of her Uncle Joab's does Vanessa keep by her bed?
(a) A snow globe.
(b) A book of poetry.
(c) A compass.
(d) A watch.

13. What did the boys put into the carved initials on their chests?
(a) Ashes.
(b) Mud.
(c) Tobacco.
(d) Sand.

14. Who is the author of THE DEAD OF THE HOUSE?
(a) Hannah Grieshop.
(b) Hannah Green.
(c) Hannah Greer.
(d) Hannah Montana.

15. Where did the children play when they moved to Cincinnati?
(a) Their backyard.
(b) Anderson Park.
(c) Lake Longworth.
(d) The Ohio River.

Short Answer Questions

1. Vanessa has the ______________ of a person far beyond her years.

2. Who did Grandpa Nye marry?

3. Who did Grandpa Nye marry after the death of Grandmother Nye?

4. Where are Vanessa and her grandfather when he tells her the story of her ancestors again?

5. From what country do Vanessa's ancestors come?

(see the answer keys)

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