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Alfred Uhry
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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. How does Hoke get to visit Daisy once she no longer lives at home?
(a) He drives himself.
(b) He takes the bus.
(c) By taxicab.
(d) Her new driver picks him up.

2. What is Boolie preoccupied with when Hoke first meets him?
(a) The assembly line.
(b) A screaming baby.
(c) A phone call.
(d) Paperwork.

3. What actually caused Daisy's car accident?
(a) She put the car in reverse instead of drive.
(b) No one really knows.
(c) She had a heart attack in the car.
(d) Bad weather.

4. Before the accident, what kind of car did Daisy wish she were still driving?
(a) Her La Salle.
(b) Her Cadillac.
(c) Her Chevy.
(d) Her Oldsmobile.

5. What kind of car does Daisy crash?
(a) A Packard.
(b) A Ford.
(c) A Corvette.
(d) A Chevy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What item does Boolie pocket while cleaning out his mother's house?

2. What does Daisy think of the holiday lights Florine always puts up?

3. Who is Sinclair Harris?

4. Whose grave does Daisy diligently tend to in the cemetery?

5. What was Harold Stone?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Daisy react to Hoke's offer to plant a vegetable garden for her in her backyard?

2. What initial impression does Uhry want the audience to have of Daisy, based on how he describes what her clothes, hair, and walk should be like?

3. Why does Boolie hire a chauffeur for Daisy?

4. Why does Hoke find Daisy's request to check the air conditioner before their long trip so ridiculous?

5. Why does Hoke tell Boolie about Jeanette Harris's offer?

6. Who is Leo Bauer?

7. How does Daisy find out that Hoke can't read?

8. Why does Hoke call Daisy "the best widow in the state of Georgia" while they are at the cemetery?

9. Why does Hoke react the way he does when Daisy invites him to the Martin Luther King, Jr. dinner?

10. Why doesn't Hoke want to go to Savannah with the Stone family?

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