A Gathering of Old Men Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was Yank dressed?
(a) Like he was going to church.
(b) Like a cowboy.
(c) In shorts and a white shirt.
(d) In a clean shirt and pants.

2. What time is it when Miss Merle spots the Major asleep in the swing?
(a) After 1:00 p.m.
(b) Before 12:30 p.m.
(c) 6:00 a.m.
(d) Around dinnertime.

3. When Miss Merle arrives at Mathu's house, what is the first thing that happens?
(a) Mathu fires at the car.
(b) Lou Dimes confesses to the murder.
(c) Candy confesses to the murder.
(d) Snookum finally gets something to eat.

4. Why did Cherry not like the sight of an empty cane field?
(a) It reminded him of how the tractors plowed the fields and hurt the land.
(b) He was sad that there was no work left for the year.
(c) He preferred the site of a cane field about to be plowed.
(d) It made him feel lonely.

5. What happened when Mat returned home with his fish?
(a) He kissed Ella hello at the door.
(b) He got in his car and drove to Mathu's house.
(c) He started cleaning the fish.
(d) He got in an arguement with his wife, Ella.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Jacob feel bad about his sister's death?

2. Why do Mat and Chimley fish only in one small spot?

3. What did Cherry Bello own?

4. What days did Mat and Chimley fish on the river?

5. Why was Lou not at work?

(see the answer key)

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