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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Cathy's new boss view her relationship with Cathy?
(a) She sees Cathy as a sister.
(b) She sees Cathy as her daughter.
(c) She sees Cathy as her business partner.
(d) She sees Cathy as her lover.

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

3. What kind of soil is on Samuel's land?
(a) Fertile soil.
(b) Acidic Soil.
(c) Dry soil.
(d) Moist soil.

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

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

6. What does the narrator call Cathy?
(a) A whore.
(b) A dark angel.
(c) A she-devil.
(d) A monster.

7. What is Adam drilling on his land?
(a) A basement.
(b) A mine.
(c) A well.
(d) A bomb shelter.

8. How does Cathy injure Adam?
(a) She punches him.
(b) She hits him with a fire poker.
(c) She shoots him.
(d) She stabs him.

9. What does Cyrus tell Adam before he leaves home for the first time?
(a) He loves him more than Charles.
(b) His mother is dying.
(c) He has never been prouder of him.
(d) Anna is not his mother.

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

11. What does the narrator say will travel from the West to East Coast?
(a) Lumber.
(b) Sugar.
(c) An apple.
(d) A peach.

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

13. How does Cathy dress before meeting with her new boss?
(a) As a young maiden.
(b) Like a whore.
(c) Like a little girl.
(d) As a businesswoman.

14. What does Cathy say she is doing after she gives birth?
(a) Taking over the farm.
(b) Taking on a job.
(c) Leaving Adam.
(d) Getting a nanny.

15. Where does Cathy injure Adam?
(a) His face.
(b) His leg.
(c) His back.
(d) His shoulder.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Cyrus try to convince Adam to do when he is younger?

2. Why does Cathy say she does not belong in Salinas Valley?

3. What is Cathy's last name?

4. Who takes care of the twins after Cathy leaves?

5. Why are the babies crying when Cathy leaves the house?

(see the answer keys)

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