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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. Ethan claims that Mattie did not see him outside the church because _____________________________________.
(a) She went back inside to dance with Denis Eady.
(b) She did not expect him to show up.
(c) She was too busy talking to her friends.
(d) She was not looking for him.

2. Ethan does his clearest thinking while _______________________________.
(a) Driving the lumber to town.
(b) Feeding the horses.
(c) Working familiar outdoor tasks.
(d) Talking to Zeena.

3. When Zeena opens the door, Ethan is surprised by _______________________.
(a) Her cold nature.
(b) Her gaunt appearance.
(c) Her refusal to let them enter.
(d) Her excitement over their return.

4. As he travels to town, Ethan dreams about ______________________________.
(a) Spending his evening with Mattie like a married couple.
(b) His mother's presence in his home.
(c) Zeena's illness and death.
(d) Spending his evening waiting for Zeena to arrive.

5. Zeena asks Ethan if Jotham Powell can _________________________.
(a) Bring the lumber to Mr. Hale.
(b) Drive her to Michael Eady's store.
(c) Drive her to the train station.
(d) Accompany her to the doctor's office.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ethan looks forward to the walks to meet Mattie because ______________________________.

2. Ethan feels too constrained to try to touch Mattie inside the house because ____________________________________________.

3. Ethan enjoys following Zeena's orders at first because ___________________________________________.

4. Because Ethan is too afraid to touch Mattie, he settles for _______________________________.

5. Why does Ethan hide outside the church when waiting for Mattie?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ethan allow himself to fantasize about during his walk home with Mattie?

2. Why does Zeena's family refuse to help Mattie when her father dies?

3. Why doesn't Ethan protest Zeena's costly doctor visit?

4. What does Ethan enjoy sharing with Mattie that he cannot share with Zeena?

5. What is Ethan's attitude toward Denis Eady? Why?

6. Why is Ethan afraid to be alone on the farm?

7. In what way does Ethan finally attempt a physical connection between himself and Mattie?

8. What, according to Ethan, is responsible for the biggest change in Mattie since she arrived in Starkfield?

9. Why does Ethan find Zeena's silences unsettling?

10. Describe Zeena's appearance when she opens the door for Ethan and Mattie.

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