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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. Who were the members of the L F B M Club?
(a) Grandpa Nye and four friends.
(b) Grandpa Nye and his brothers.
(c) Grandpa Nye and five friends.
(d) Grandpa Nye and his girlfriend.

2. Vanessa's only recollection of Grandmother Nye is seeing her ____________________.
(a) Lying in her casket.
(b) Knitting.
(c) Baking pies.
(d) Playing croquet.

3. Who does Vanessa think Grandpa Nye looks like?
(a) Richard Nixon.
(b) Groucho Marx.
(c) George Washington.
(d) Tecumseh.

4. Who persuades Grandpa Nye's grandfather to move from Canada to Ohio?
(a) His father-in-law.
(b) His brother.
(c) His boss.
(d) One of his wife's cousins.

5. How many pictures of Grandmother Nye are hanging in the house?
(a) 25.
(b) 50.
(c) 20.
(d) None.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following do Grandmother Nye's children not say when describing her?

2. What style house does Grandfather Nye have?

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

4. How did the L F B M Club members swear their faithfulness?

5. What does Grandpa Nye have all over the house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What changes have Vanessa and Lisa noticed in their parents during this visit?

2. Who was Grandpa Nye's second wife?

3. What advice does Grandpa Nye give Vanessa about keeping company with rivers, lakes and books?

4. How does Vanessa's father struggle to manage his grief about Grandpa Nye's imminent death?

5. What book did Grandpa Nye write about his adventures in Canada?

6. What amazing war story does Grandpa Nye tell Vanessa about James DeGolyer?

7. How did Grandpa Nye's family happen to end up in Cincinnati?

8. Where did Grandpa Nye attend college?

9. How has Aunt Janice literally and figuratively moved Grandpa Nye out of the life in which he belongs?

10. Describe the cat figurine collection at Grandpa Nye's house.

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