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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. From whom does Mrs. Trask get her venereal disease?
(a) Her husband.
(b) Her cousin.
(c) Her priest.
(d) Her lover.

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

4. Where is Samuel originally from?
(a) Wales.
(b) Ireland.
(c) England.
(d) Scotland.

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

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

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

8. What does Mr. Edwards hire Cathy to do?
(a) Be his public girlfriend.
(b) Be a whore.
(c) Be a maid.
(d) Be a slave.

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

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

11. Why does Adam tell Horace that Cathy is not at the house when he comes to see Adam's wound?
(a) She is on a walk.
(b) She is at a friend's house.
(c) She is visiting family members.
(d) She is at the hospital.

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

13. How many bottle of medicine does Kate steal from the doctor?
(a) 5.
(b) 4.
(c) 6.
(d) 3.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what state does the story take place?

2. What does Cyrus tell Adam before he leaves home for the first time?

3. How does Charles learn of his father's death?

4. What does Cathy do to the man who helps her deliver her babies?

5. What is Adam drilling on his land?

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