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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 Cyrus try to convince Adam to do when he is younger?
(a) Get married.
(b) Join the military.
(c) Become a farmer.
(d) Go to college.

2. What is found on the porch steps on the day Cathy's parents die?
(a) A puddle of blood.
(b) A bloody knife.
(c) A suicide note.
(d) Feathers.

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

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

5. What position does Cyrus take after Adam goes to war?
(a) Secretary of agriculture.
(b) Secretary of war.
(c) Secretary of state.
(d) Secretary of defense.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Adam tell Horace that Cathy is not at the house when he comes to see Adam's wound?

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

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

4. How does Adam feel about his new wife?

5. How large is the ranch Adam purchases?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Cyrus say to Adam before he leaves for the Army?

3. How do Cathy's parents die?

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

5. What does Adam name his boys, and why?

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

7. What does Mr. Edwards do when he takes Cathy back to her hometown?

8. What does Adam hire Lee to do?

9. What does Lee ask Samuel for help with when the well is being dug?

10. How do Charles and Adam take the news of their large inheritance?

(see the answer keys)

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