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

2. What does Cathy's father do to punish her for trying to run away?
(a) Sends her to live with her aunt.
(b) Locks her in her room.
(c) Signs her up for boarding school.
(d) Whips her.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who calls Cathy's childbirth a battle?

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

3. In what state does the story take place?

4. How does Cathy dress before meeting with her new boss?

5. How much money does Cyrus leave to his sons?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kate do when Adam tries to leave her brothel?

2. How does Aron feel about his time at college?

3. What does Cathy do to the man who helps her deliver her babies, and how does she respond?

4. What does Adam do just before he dies?

5. How does Will make a lot of money during the war?

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

7. How does Adam feel after seeing Kate in the brothel, and what does he do?

8. How is Joseph Hamilton described by the narrator?

9. What does Kate know about Joe Valery, and how does she plan to use this secret information?

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

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