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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 religion does Materia follow?
(a) Materia is not religious.
2. What job did James work to help pay for Kathleen's boarding school fees?
(a) He worked as a dishwasher.
(b) He worked in a coal mine.
(c) He worked as a bus driver.
(d) He worked as a bookie.
3. What does Mercedes do in the hopes of repairing her family's name in the community?
(a) Bake cookies for the bake sale.
(b) Volunteer at the local hospital.
(c) Nothing. Mercedes doesn't care about her family's reputation.
(d) Write a formal letter of apology in the newspaper.
4. What does James hope to sell when he returns home from the war?
5. When Mercedes walks out into the yard after Kathleen's death, what is missing from the garden?
(a) The headstone.
(b) The scarecrow.
(c) All the flowers.
(d) The family tree.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does James borrow money from to jump start his new business?
2. Which of Kathleen's family members is the strongest supporter of her musical talent?
3. How old was Frances at the time of her mother's death?
4. Who does Mercedes think visited her in the night, pressing dark fingerprints onto her forehead?
5. What war does James fight in before returning home?
Short Essay Questions
1. What makes James a good bootlegger?
2. How does James adjust to life at home with Kathleen living in New York?
3. What wakes Mercedes up in the middle of the night on the evening before Materia's death?
4. What is significant about Daddy's position in the armchair in the photograph of him described in the novel's prologue?
5. What is the reaction of Materia's parents to her marriage?
6. What is James's reaction to Ambrose's death?
7. What is James's reaction when he realizes that someone has moved the stones around Ambrose's grave?
8. Why does Materia feel guilty about her expectations for James's future in the army?
9. How does baby Ambrose die?
10. What is the last thing Kathleen sees before she dies?
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