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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the sailors on the Simpson do to the evacuees every night?
(a) Provide first aid
(b) Yell at them to go home
(c) Run their searchlight up and down the crowd
(d) Give them food

2. Who is Krebs?
(a) Nick's recruiting officer
(b) Nick's best army buddy
(c) A soldier adjusting to civilian life
(d) Nick's sergeant

3. What is a woman doing on a cart?
(a) Giving birth
(b) Polishing a gun
(c) Singing
(d) Holding a suitcase

4. Nick accuses Marjorie of always _____________________.
(a) knowing everything
(b) laughing at the wrong moments
(c) forgetting the matches
(d) tipping the boat

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

6. When do Nick and his nurse meet again?
(a) After the armistice
(b) When he gets leave
(c) When she comes to America
(d) When she quits her job

7. Who is Dick Boulton?
(a) The mayor of the town
(b) The head of the local plumbers union
(c) One of the men who comes to work for Nick's father
(d) A school board member

8. What do Nick and Marjorie see?
(a) A car accident
(b) A defunct lumber mill
(c) A shooting star
(d) A tornado

9. In the Memoir for Chapter 4, what do the soldiers use for a barricade against the enemy?
(a) Sandbags
(b) Some old cars
(c) A decaying building
(d) Wrought iron grating

10. What is Nick's father's profession?
(a) Doctor
(b) Accountant
(c) Minister
(d) Lawyer

11. What is the location of the Memoir for Chapter 3?
(a) France
(b) Wisconsin
(c) South Africa
(d) Germany

12. What do Nick and Bill decide to do?
(a) Go fishing
(b) Enlist in the army
(c) Call some girls
(d) Get drunk

13. What does Nick say is no longer any fun?
(a) Fishing
(b) Baseball
(c) Love
(d) Skinny dipping

14. What fills the muddy roads leading out of the city?
(a) Greek citizens pulling carts with all their belongings
(b) Garbage from a garbage strike
(c) Tanks and other military vehicles
(d) Water from unrelenting rains

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nick call his friend, Rinaldi, in the Memoir?

2. In what year does the story for Chapter 7 take place?

3. Why does Uncle George not accompany Nick and his father back to their camp that night?

4. What is unusual about Ad's face?

5. Who is Marjorie?

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