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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," why does Norton spend so much time looking through the telescope?
(a) He thinks he sees his mother in the stars.
(b) He wants to be an astronaut.
(c) He believes his father will like him more if he does so.
(d) He is interested in astronomy.

2. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," why do the police first bring Rufus to Sheppard's home?
(a) He hopes Sheppard will convince the police he was at home.
(b) He wants Sheppard to bail him out of jail.
(c) He insists on telling Sheppard he is innocent.
(d) He wants to confess his crime to Sheppard.

3. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," what does Julian's mother insist on doing when she exits the bus that Julian wishes she would not?
(a) Give the black boy sitting near her on the bus money
(b) Insult the black woman sitting across from her on the bus
(c) Talk to the black woman sitting across from her on the bus
(d) Kiss the black boy sitting near her on the bus

4. In the story "Parker's Back," what condition does Sarah Ruth set for telling Parker her name?
(a) She tells him he must bring peaches to her house.
(b) She tells him he must not get any more tattoos.
(c) She tells him he must tell her what his first two initials stand for.
(d) She tells him he must believe in Jesus.

5. In the story "A View of the Woods," how does Fortune characterize Mary Fortune when she attacks him?
(a) As an evil child
(b) As pure Fortune
(c) As a traitor
(d) As pure Pitts

6. In the story "Judgment Day," what does Tanner use to keep his workers at the saw mill in line?
(a) A knife
(b) The police
(c) A whip
(d) Verbal threats

7. In the story "A View of the Woods," why does Fortune think Mary Fortune allows her father to beat her?
(a) She respects her father.
(b) She wants to anger her grandfather.
(c) She is afraid of her father.
(d) She is a weak child.

8. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," how does Rufus initially respond to Sheppard's interest in him?
(a) He is silent.
(b) He is resistant.
(c) He is eager to befriend Sheppard.
(d) He runs away.

9. In the story "The Enduring Chill," who does Asbury ask his mother to invite to their home?
(a) Mr. Bush
(b) A Catholic priest
(c) Dr. Block
(d) Goetz

10. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," what does Sheppard do at the reformatory?
(a) He teaches the students.
(b) He coaches a little league baseball team.
(c) He is the recreational director.
(d) He is a counselor.

11. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," what does Julian do when they get on the bus that embarrasses his mother?
(a) He takes off his hat.
(b) He sits next to a black man.
(c) He refuses to sit next to his mother.
(d) He loosens and takes off his tie.

12. In the story "Revelation," why is Claud visiting the doctor?
(a) For a stomach ulcer
(b) For a cold
(c) For a leg injury
(d) For an eye injury

13. In the story "A View of the Woods," how old is Mary Fortune?
(a) 16
(b) 9
(c) 10
(d) 5

14. In the story "Greenleaf," why did Mrs. May move to the farm?
(a) She and her husband wanted to start a dairy farm.
(b) She wanted to raise her two sons in the country rather than in the city.
(c) It was the only property she could afford to buy when her husband died.
(d) It was the only property her husband left her when he died.

15. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," why does Sheppard invite Rufus to live with he and Norton?
(a) To teach Norton how to share
(b) To provide Rufus with a safe home
(c) To provide Norton with a live-in playmate
(d) To have another person to help with the household chores

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story "The Enduring Chill," what does Mrs. Fox believe is wrong with Asbury?

2. In the story "Judgment Day," where is Tanner ultimately buried?

3. In the story "The Enduring Chill," what does Mrs. Fox suggest that Asbury write a novel about?

4. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," where did Sheppard meet Rufus Johnson?

5. In the story "Judgment Day," what does Tanner pretend to do when his daughter is leaving for the store?

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