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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Adam do when he realizes that his mother is sick?
(a) Leaves little gifts for her.
(b) Applies to medical school.
(c) Calls the doctor.
(d) Withdraws from her.

2. How does Cyrus raise his children?
(a) Kindly.
(b) He ignores them.
(c) He pampers them.
(d) Militaristic.

3. What is Adam's last name?
(a) Thring.
(b) Tripp.
(c) Thorne.
(d) Trask.

4. Where does Cyrus move after Adam goes to war?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Washington, D.C.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) New York.

5. What is Samuel's occupation?
(a) Real estate agent.
(b) Salesman.
(c) Farmer.
(d) Blacksmith.

6. In what state does the story take place?
(a) New Mexico.
(b) New Jersey.
(c) Colorado.
(d) California.

7. Who is the narrator of the book?
(a) The president.
(b) An omniscient being.
(c) The author.
(d) The main character.

8. How does Mrs. Trask die?
(a) From a venereal disease.
(b) She is stabbed.
(c) From consumption.
(d) She drowns herself.

9. What is the name of Cathy's new boss after she leaves Adam?
(a) Raye.
(b) Shaye.
(c) Kaye.
(d) Faye.

10. What does Cathy's father do to punish her for trying to run away?
(a) Locks her in her room.
(b) Signs her up for boarding school.
(c) Whips her.
(d) Sends her to live with her aunt.

11. To where does Cathy try to run away?
(a) Boston.
(b) San Francisco.
(c) Salt Lake City.
(d) New York.

12. What two things is Samuel well-known for?
(a) Ignorance and humility.
(b) Pride and arrogance.
(c) Integrity and kindness.
(d) Religous fervor and love.

13. Where did Adam grow up?
(a) Michigan.
(b) Connecticut.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) Colorado.

14. What does Adam do to keep Cathy from having her way after she gives birth?
(a) Locks her in her room.
(b) Has Lee watch the babies.
(c) Watches the babies himself.
(d) Gets a bodyguard.

15. Who does Adam say is his voice of reason?
(a) Liz.
(b) Cathy.
(c) Lee.
(d) Samuel.

Short Answer Questions

1. From whom does Mrs. Trask get her venereal disease?

2. What can Cathy hear all day every day after she first moves to the ranch?

3. Who calls Cathy's childbirth a battle?

4. What does Samuel NOT have a talent for?

5. What year does Cyrus die?

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