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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Vance opens his Introduction by telling the reader that he finds the existence of the book itself to be what?
(a) Important.
(b) Absurd.
(c) Imminent.
(d) Integral.

2. In what year did ABC News run a report about Appalachian America, highlighting the problem with "Mountain Dew mouth"?
(a) 2002.
(b) 2009.
(c) 2007.
(d) 2012.

3. How old was Vance when Papaw died?
(a) 9.
(b) 16.
(c) 13.
(d) 10.

4. What does Vance describe Papaw teaching him to do during his childhood in Chapter 7?
(a) Play baseball.
(b) Ice skate.
(c) Shoot a BB gun.
(d) Ski.

5. What musician does Vance describe Papaw listening to continuously on repeat in Chapter 7?
(a) Willie Nelson.
(b) Dr. Dre.
(c) Hank Williams, Jr.
(d) Johnny Cash.

6. What does Vance describe Papaw's main hobby as in Chapter 7?
(a) Hiking.
(b) Cars.
(c) Taxidermy.
(d) Gambling.

7. Who was Lindsay's first boyfriend at 13?
(a) Matt.
(b) Paul.
(c) Jack.
(d) Derrick.

8. Where did Vance's mother want him to move and live with her when he was 14, but he refused?
(a) Cincinnati, Ohio.
(b) Dayton, Ohio.
(c) Jackson, Missouri.
(d) Napa, California.

9. How far is Hamilton from Middletown, Ohio?
(a) 10 miles away.
(b) 30 miles away.
(c) 20 miles away.
(d) 50 miles away.

10. How long does Vance describe the road trip from Middletown, Ohio to Jackson, Kentucky in Chapter 9?
(a) 1 hour.
(b) 3 hours.
(c) 30 minutes.
(d) 2 hours.

11. Who wrote the book The Truly Disadvantaged?
(a) Jennifer McGuffey.
(b) William Julius Wilson.
(c) Bob Hamel.
(d) Ron Selby.

12. From what post-graduate institution did Vance graduate?
(a) Yale Law School.
(b) NYU School of Acting.
(c) Princeton Law School.
(d) Harvard Law School.

13. What is the name of Vance's father's second wife?
(a) Anna.
(b) Cheryl.
(c) Stephanie.
(d) Mary.

14. Who was the teacher for the honors Advanced Math class that Vance tested into in his junior year?
(a) Don Bowman.
(b) Jennifer McGuffey.
(c) Bob Hamel.
(d) Ron Selby.

15. When did Vance's grandparents leave Jackson, Kentucky to move north?
(a) The late 1940s.
(b) The early 1960s.
(c) The late 1950s.
(d) The late 1970s.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much older is Vance's sister Lindsay than he is?

2. What profession does Vance describe Matt as having in Chapter 7?

3. At what address does Vance describe his Mamaw's house being in Chapter 7?

4. How old was Vance when his mom and stepdad moved the family to Preble County?

5. What is the name of the author's grandfather?

(see the answer keys)

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