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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Cathy say she does not belong in Salinas Valley?
(a) It is not good enough for her.
(b) It is too lush and green.
(c) She is not the most beautiful woman there.
(d) She does not speak the language.

2. How does Charles learn of his father's death?
(a) He is there when it happens.
(b) He gets a call from the hospital.
(c) He receives a letter.
(d) Adam tells him.

3. Where is Mrs. Trask when she dies?
(a) A shallow pond.
(b) Her mother's house.
(c) A pew at church.
(d) Her bed.

4. What is the name of Samuel's wife?
(a) Liza.
(b) Lisa.
(c) Linda.
(d) Lizzie.

5. What gift does Cathy's new boss give her after she leaves Adam?
(a) A key to the nicest room in the house.
(b) A will stating that she will inherit the business.
(c) The combination to the safe.
(d) A new dress.

6. What makes Horace suspicious of Adam's wound?
(a) His darting eyes.
(b) The looks of his housekeeper.
(c) The nature of his wound.
(d) His skittish behavior.

7. Where does Cathy offer to take her boss on a trip?
(a) New York.
(b) Africa.
(c) Asia.
(d) Europe.

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

9. What does the doctor say Cathy's boss died of?
(a) Botulism.
(b) A venereal disease.
(c) Typhoid.
(d) Dementia.

10. What disease does Cyrus' second wife have?
(a) Tuberculosis.
(b) Sciatica.
(c) Typhoid.
(d) Syphilis.

11. To where does Adam want to move after he gets married?
(a) California.
(b) Texas.
(c) Florida.
(d) Connecticut.

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

13. How does Cathy get what she wants from people?
(a) She asks nicely.
(b) She lies.
(c) She makes threats.
(d) She pays.

14. What position does Cyrus take after Adam goes to war?
(a) Secretary of state.
(b) Secretary of defense.
(c) Secretary of war.
(d) Secretary of agriculture.

15. At what age does Cathy become a complete stranger to her parents?
(a) 14.
(b) 18.
(c) 16.
(d) 20.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Cathy tell the other girls that work with her about their boss?

2. What does Mr. Edwards hire Cathy to do?

3. How does Mrs. Trask die?

4. What does Adam do to keep Cathy from having her way after she gives birth?

5. What does Cathy kill while her mother is away?

(see the answer keys)

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