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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Dr. Adams do in his bedroom?
(a) Loads and unloads his shotgun
(b) Changes his clothes
(c) Takes a nap
(d) Reads a book

2. What does Nick's father call the floating logs?
(a) A nuisance
(b) Flotsam
(c) Jetsam
(d) Kindling

3. What is meant by "riding the rails?"
(a) Putting up fences
(b) Driving a semi truck
(c) Riding on trains without paying the fare
(d) Taking the subway

4. What does Nick's father not do?
(a) Hunt
(b) Drive
(c) Drink
(d) Fish

5. Where does Krebs live?
(a) Oregon
(b) Ohio
(c) Oklahoma
(d) New Mexico

6. Why does the Lieutenant ride his horse out into the field?
(a) He is drunk
(b) He is lost
(c) He is looking for mines
(d) He is exploring

7. What is the narrator doing in the Memoir?
(a) He is visiting relatives
(b) He is with his combat unit
(c) He is writing restaurant reviews
(d) He is on vacation

8. What does Nick's father hire some local Indians to do?
(a) Cut logs that have drifted onto his property
(b) Plant some new trees
(c) Till a new garden
(d) Paint his house

9. What is the relationship between Nick and his nurse?
(a) He wants to marry her
(b) It is very strained
(c) They do not get along
(d) They are cordial

10. Why does Dr. Adams think Boulton picked a fight with him?
(a) He is angry about segregation
(b) His wife just left him
(c) Boulton owes him money and did not want to do the job
(d) He is off his antidepressant medication

11. What shocking event occurs this night for Nick, his father and Uncle George?
(a) The local forest catches fire
(b) The country goes to war with Japan
(c) A man commits suicide by slitting his throat
(d) There is a lynching in town

12. What do Nick and Bill talk about?
(a) School, baseball and books
(b) Whiskey, girls and baseball
(c) Whiskey, baseball and books
(d) Whiskey, baseball and cars

13. What does Bill's father say makes drunkards?
(a) Opening liquor bottles
(b) No self restraint
(c) Too much money
(d) Sad memories

14. What are Nick and Marjorie doing as the story begins?
(a) Studying
(b) Riding bicycles
(c) Rowing in a boat
(d) Playing tennis

15. Who is the girl Nick has recently broken up with?
(a) Mary
(b) Mary Ellen
(c) Marie
(d) Marjorie

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Krebs think he would like to have?

2. What does Bugs do to calm Ad down?

3. Which one of Nick's friends asks about Marjorie?

4. What is the setting for the Memoir of Chapter 2?

5. What military force is withdrawing from the city of Smyrna?

(see the answer keys)

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