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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Charles think Cyrus came across the money for his inheritance?
(a) Smart investments.
(b) Scrimping and saving.
(c) Illegal means.
(d) Hiding it from his wives.

2. What are Liz and Samuel most devoted to?
(a) Their children.
(b) God.
(c) Each other.
(d) Their neighbors.

3. How are Adam and Cyrus related?
(a) Cyrus is Adam's father.
(b) Adam and Cyrus are cousins.
(c) Adam is Cyrus' uncle.
(d) Cyrus and Adam are brothers.

4. Where is Lee from?
(a) Thailand.
(b) Japan.
(c) China.
(d) Korea.

5. How does Cyrus lose his leg?
(a) In a farming accident.
(b) In the war.
(c) In a car accident.
(d) In a duel.

6. Who calls Cathy's childbirth a battle?
(a) Lee.
(b) Samuel.
(c) Adam.
(d) Charles.

7. What does Cathy tell the other girls that work with her about their boss?
(a) She doesn't like them.
(b) She is cheating them.
(c) She has a bad past.
(d) She is sick.

8. What is Samuel's last name?
(a) Hemingway.
(b) Hathaway.
(c) Hawthorne.
(d) Hamilton.

9. How do Cathy's parents die?
(a) They are poisoned.
(b) Their house burns down.
(c) They drown themselves.
(d) They are shot.

10. What year does Cyrus die?
(a) 1894.
(b) 1896.
(c) 1884.
(d) 1886.

11. Why does Cathy not like to drink?
(a) It makes her sick.
(b) She likes to be seen as pure.
(c) It makes her angry.
(d) She likes to stay sober.

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

13. What does Adam want Charles to do with his inheritance?
(a) Move to California.
(b) Get an education.
(c) Pay off his debts.
(d) Fix up the farm.

14. How do Cathy's classmates feel about her?
(a) They are jealous of her.
(b) They love her.
(c) They hate her.
(d) They fear her.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What disease does Cyrus' second wife have?

2. How does Cathy get what she wants from people?

3. What name does Cathy take on after her parents die?

4. To where does Adam want to move after he gets married?

5. How does Cathy dress before meeting with her new boss?

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