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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. Which regiment does James join when he is shipped out to war?
(a) The 69th regiment.
(b) The 94th regiment.
(c) The 86th regiment.
(d) The 77th regiment.
2. How old was Frances at the time of her mother's death?
(a) Eight years old.
(b) Ten years old.
(c) Six years old.
(d) Four years old.
3. What is the name of Materia's second born daughter?
4. Why did Frances bring the new baby down to the river where he died?
(a) To teach him how to swim.
(b) To bathe him.
(c) To baptize him.
(d) To give him a drink.
5. What does Frances show to Lily to prove that Ambrose was a real person?
(a) His christening gown.
(b) His headstone.
(c) His birth certificate.
(d) A photo of his corpse.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does James hope to send Kathleen to school when he returns home from the war?
2. Which of the following Piper women waits hopefully everyday for James's death notice to arrive?
3. In what room of the house did Mumma die?
4. Which North American city is Materia desperate to move to after her marriage?
5. What was Materia's reaction to Kathleen's death?
Short Essay Questions
1. What wakes Mercedes up in the middle of the night on the evening before Materia's death?
2. How does Mumma die?
3. What deal does Materia make with "the demon" to protect her second born daughter Mercedes?
4. How does Kathleen treat her younger sisters when no one else is around?
5. What is the result of Kathleen's photo shoot in the days after her first singing recital?
6. What is James obsessed with during his deployment, and how does that fuel his future upon returning home?
7. What is the reaction of Materia's parents to her marriage?
8. Who is Mrs. Luvovitz?
9. What terrible decision is Materia forced into when she helps her daughter Kathleen give birth to twins?
10. What is James's job in battle, and how does he manage to survive?
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