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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Cathy do to the man who helps her deliver her babies?
(a) Spits on him.
(b) Slaps him.
(c) Kicks his jaw.
(d) Bites his hand.

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

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

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

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

6. What is the name of the city Samuel and his wife move to?
(a) Kernel City.
(b) Crown City.
(c) King City.
(d) Carten City.

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

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

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

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

11. What does Cathy get a job doing after she leaves Adam?
(a) Prostitution.
(b) Acting.
(c) Modeling.
(d) Writing.

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

13. Who runs the Trask farm after Adam goes to war?
(a) Chase.
(b) Alice.
(c) Cyrus.
(d) Charles.

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

15. What does Cathy kill while her mother is away?
(a) A dog.
(b) A chicken.
(c) A goat.
(d) A snake.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of soil is on Samuel's land?

2. How many bottle of medicine does Kate steal from the doctor?

3. What is the name of Cyrus' second son?

4. What is found on the porch steps on the day Cathy's parents die?

5. How does Cathy's new boss view her relationship with Cathy?

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