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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ralphie want to do?
(a) To watch t.v.
(b) To call his best friend.
(c) To play with his nintendo.
(d) To try to escape.

2. Who is Ralphie?
(a) Dan and Eleanor Hilliard's grandson.
(b) The hit and run victim.
(c) Dan and Eleanor Hilliard's son.
(d) Dan and Eleanor Hilliard's next door neighbor's son.

3. Why does Hank become melancholy?
(a) Because he will never have a girl like Cindy or live in a nice house like the Hilliards'.
(b) Because his mother is very ill and Hank broke out to go see her.
(c) Because he has no chance of ever getting out of prison alive if he is recaptured.
(d) Because a pint of whiskey is barely enough to get high.

4. Who is Cindy?
(a) Dan Hilliard's secretary.
(b) Dan and Eleanor Hilliard's daughter.
(c) Eleanor Hilliard's best friend.
(d) Dan and Eleanor Hilliard's next door neighbor.

5. How old is Ralphie?
(a) 3.
(b) 15.
(c) 21.
(d) 10.

6. With what does Griffin gain Dan and Cindy's cooperation?
(a) The repeated statement that Eleanor will be killed if they do not cooperate.
(b) By saying that he was unfairly charged.
(c) By saying he and the other men will rape and kill both women.
(d) By tying up Ralphie.

7. What does Dan want to do?
(a) Call the police on his scanner.
(b) Initiate a gunfight.
(c) Have his family escape out the window.
(d) Flip the main circuit breaker.

8. About what does Deputy Winston read a wire report?
(a) A jail break.
(b) A hit and run.
(c) A murder.
(d) A bank robbery.

9. Who is Helen Laski?
(a) Glenn's girlfriend.
(b) Samuel's girlfriend.
(c) Eleanor's best friend.
(d) Eleanor's neighbor.

10. Who does Griffin pretend to be to Eleanor?
(a) The meter reader.
(b) A linesman out to repair a transformer.
(c) A farmer stopping for directions to a dairy farm.
(d) Dan's new mechanic.

11. How long has Robish been in prison?
(a) 28 years.
(b) 18 years.
(c) 1 year.
(d) A few months.

12. Who calls on the phone?
(a) Bard.
(b) Chuck.
(c) Chip.
(d) Winston.

13. How does Griffin cheer up Hank?
(a) By saying he can visit his mother.
(b) By saying he's never going back to prison.
(c) By saying he can take Cindy with him when they leave.
(d) By saying there is more whiskey.

14. What infuriates Dan?
(a) When his son is handled roughly.
(b) When his daughter begins to cry.
(c) When the convicts laugh at Cindy's fear.
(d) When Eleanor screams.

15. With what does Griffin threaten Cindy if she tries to escape?
(a) Killing her.
(b) Kidnapping her brother.
(c) Killing her dog.
(d) Killing Eleanor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What outrages Dan?

2. What happens while Cindy is keeping the attention of the criminals?

3. What type of message does Glenn deliver over the phone?

4. Where is Helen Laski?

5. For whom does Carson work?

(see the answer keys)

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