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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How large is the ranch Adam purchases?
(a) 900 acres.
(b) 600 acres.
(c) 800 acres.
(d) 700 acres.

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) Adam tells him.
(d) He receives a letter.

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

4. What is the name of Cyrus' second son?
(a) Charles.
(b) Chuck.
(c) Christopher.
(d) Chase.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Samuel's last name?

2. What is the name of the city Samuel and his wife move to?

3. At what age does Cathy become a complete stranger to her parents?

4. What two things is Samuel well-known for?

5. What gift does Cathy's new boss give her after she leaves Adam?

Short Essay Questions

1. What gift does Faye give to Kate after she had been working for a little while?

2. What causes Samuel to come talk to Adam after Cathy has been gone for more than a year?

3. What causes Charles to distrust Cathy when he first meets her?

4. Whom does Adam blame for the sad state of his boys?

5. How does Adam feel about Cathy shortly after they are married?

6. Why does Cyrus not encourage Charles to join the Army like Adam?

7. How does Samuel support his family?

8. What is included in the first chapter of the novel?

9. What does Cathy say to Adam shortly after she gives birth?

10. What does Cathy's father do when she tries to run away?

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