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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many times has Almeda been married?
(a) 3.
(b) None.
(c) 2.
(d) 1.

2. Who is the narrator of "Meneseteung"?
(a) A Baptist minister.
(b) The protagonist.
(c) The narrator is unknown.
(d) The town's mayor.

3. What did the man in #79 do during the war?
(a) He was a pilot.
(b) He was a cook.
(c) He was a reporter.
(d) He was an officer.

4. Which of the following has NOT prompted Jarvis to want to propose marriage to Almeda?
(a) Seeing her hair in disarray.
(b) Seeing her in her nightdress.
(c) Seeing her in an agitated state.
(d) Seeing her balancing her check book.

5. What did the girl in #28 pay local boys to do?
(a) Clean the shop windows.
(b) Sweep the shop.
(c) Bring customers to the shop.
(d) Have sex with her.

6. Which of the following sounds does Almeda NOT hear when she is awakened one night?
(a) Sounds of violence.
(b) People yelling.
(c) A record playing.
(d) A fence breaking.

7. Hazel thinks that it is ____________________ that makes people happy.
(a) good health.
(b) striving towards something.
(c) fame.
(d) making lots of money.

8. How does Almeda let Jarvis know that she won't be going to church today?
(a) She telephones him.
(b) She puts a note on his door.
(c) She puts a note on her door.
(d) She puts a note under the windshield of his car.

9. Why had the girl in #64 gone to live with Miss Dobie?
(a) She was going to a university nearby.
(b) She was a home healthcare worker.
(c) She was a nanny.
(d) She was pregnant and unmarried.

10. Who is Brenda's husband?
(a) Cornelius.
(b) Corinthian.
(c) Cornell.
(d) Cosmo.

11. Which of the following is NOT how the narrator thinks about Flora?
(a) Generous.
(b) Self-righteous.
(c) Prudish.
(d) Busybody.

12. What does Murray catch Victor doing when he comes home one day?
(a) Stealing food.
(b) Setting fire to the drapes.
(c) Watching Barbara sunbathing.
(d) Taking money from the register.

13. What is Almeda's last name?
(a) Morton.
(b) Ross.
(c) Robinson.
(d) Roth.

14. Who does Almeda see slumped against her fence in the morning?
(a) A bum.
(b) A child.
(c) A woman.
(d) A policeman.

15. Which of the following is NOT something that Murray's wife likes to do?
(a) Manage the resort.
(b) Play golf.
(c) Cook.
(d) Read.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Brenda meet with her lover?

2. The card written by the schoolboy claims that _____________________ is his favorite book.

3. Where did Brenda's husband work before his accident?

4. Why did the man in #3 marry Ellie and not Flora?

5. What does Brenda realize after her first fight with Neil?

(see the answer keys)

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