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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 does John say "you never quite get used to"?
(a) The world at night.
(b) The scrutiny of other people.
(c) Growing old.
(d) Questions about eternity.

2. What music is playing on the radio that causes John to want to dance?
(a) A waltz.
(b) The Lindy Hop.
(c) The foxtrot.
(d) The quickstep.

3. When John was a boy, a farmer was murdered with what weapon?
(a) A bowie knife.
(b) A lead pipe.
(c) A shotgun.
(d) A Confederate pistol.

4. How did John break his finger when he was 22?
(a) Catching a fastball.
(b) Slamming a garden gate on it.
(c) Having a horse step on it.
(d) Sliding into second base.

5. What did John say he dreamed about after his visit to the graveyard?
(a) Grasshoppers.
(b) Ghosts.
(c) Being lost.
(d) Stepping on graves.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was John's mother's name?

2. What did the tapestry in John's grandfather's church have written on it?

3. When John and his father visited the graveyard, his father said, "I would never have thought this place could be ..."

4. What vision did John's grandfather have?

5. What do John and Boughton see from the porch after spending an evening going over their texts?

Short Essay Questions

1. What moves John to tears during his conversation at the church with Jack?

2. What are John's thoughts upon hearing a waltz on the radio?

3. What are John's thoughts on the Lord's Supper? How does his son figure into this account?

4. How does John give Lila instruction prior to her baptism, and what is the nature of this instruction?

5. How does John describe being "imperishable"?

6. How does John explain death to people who ask what it is like?

7. How does John and other characters think that Boughton will respond to Jack's leaving?

8. Describe the moment of communion John experiences in the ruins of the burned-out church.

9. Briefly recount the story John's grandfather and his friends used to tell about the citizens of a little abolitionist town.

10. Describe John's brother, Edward.

(see the answer keys)

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