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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The people see images of silvery ______ outside their window.
(a) Stars.
(b) Leaves.
(c) Birds.
(d) Skyscrapers.

2. Who is sad about the pumpkin truck accident?
(a) Ambulance driver.
(b) Therapist.
(c) Storekeeper.
(d) Cop.

3. What are the people complaining about in "From the Floodlands?"
(a) Winter.
(b) Economy.
(c) Humidity.
(d) Poverty.

4. The man tells the woman he reminds of which creature?
(a) Crocodile.
(b) Cougar.
(c) Snake.
(d) Praying mantis.

5. A man knocks on a woman's door, hoping to sell a lampshade. What part of the man's body is missing?
(a) Leg.
(b) Hands.
(c) Feet.
(d) Ear.

6. Toward the end of the story Jimmy becomes a/n:
(a) Evangelist.
(b) Telephone operator.
(c) Record producer.
(d) Construction worker.

7. The people relate the view to their _____.
(a) Relationship.
(b) Height.
(c) Hometown.
(d) Age.

8. What is Mr. Mumsford's job?
(a) Bartender.
(b) Janitor.
(c) Teacher.
(d) Reporter.

9. The woman goes into the basement to retrieve which item?
(a) Backpack.
(b) Canteen.
(c) Walking stick.
(d) Flashlight.

10. How many years has the couple been married?
(a) 30.
(b) 25.
(c) 40.
(d) 50.

11. What is the woman's name?
(a) Kelly.
(b) Karen.
(c) Kitty.
(d) Kathy.

12. How many kids does the couple have?
(a) 5.
(b) 3.
(c) 0.
(d) 1.

13. What is the name of the girl's sister, who is a nun?
(a) Marcia.
(b) Zoe.
(c) Barbara.
(d) Wendy.

14. What is the name of the woman's first boyfriend?
(a) Ricky.
(b) Richard.
(c) Randy.
(d) Roy.

15. "A Public Denial" is about a man wanting to clear up an ugly rumor about his ______.
(a) Sister.
(b) Mother.
(c) Wife.
(d) Grandfather.

Short Answer Questions

1. What common kitchen item does the man eat?

2. The woman gets ---- new cats.

3. What is the man's first name?

4. Which type of food has the man choked on?

5. In "The Appalachian Trail," a woman has decided to hike the ______ mile length of the trail.

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