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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to the narrator, what is the worst scene among the evacuees?
(a) Children crying for milk
(b) The women with dead babies who will not relinquish them
(c) Men begging for food
(d) Women vomiting in the streets

3. Which one of Nick's friends asks about Marjorie?
(a) James
(b) Clay
(c) Bob
(d) Bill

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

5. What does Nick do at sunrise the next morning?
(a) Watches a bass jumping in the lake
(b) Packs the car to return home
(c) Goes into town to buy bait
(d) Cooks breakfast over the fire

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

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

8. What is the attitude of the narrator telling the story?
(a) Amused
(b) Sympathetic
(c) Angry
(d) Callous

9. What do Nick, his father and Uncle George deal with at the Indian camp?
(a) A primitive caesarean section for a breech birth
(b) Wounds from knife fights
(c) Floods washing away the cabins
(d) Fires burning all around the camp

10. Which book of Hemingway's will devote more time to his war hospital recovery?
(a) The Sun Also Rises
(b) To Have and Have Not
(c) A Farewell to Arms
(d) For Whom the Bell Tolls

11. A U.S. ship called the Simpson is in a ______________ state.
(a) foreign
(b) friendly
(c) stand down
(d) battle-ready

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

13. Smyrna is located in what country?
(a) Thailand
(b) Romania
(c) Turkey
(d) France

14. What is Nick's mood?
(a) Sarcastic
(b) Brooding
(c) Petulant
(d) Excited

15. What does Ad tell Nick about himself?
(a) He regrets his career choice
(b) He is dying
(c) He is going to stage a comeback
(d) He is crazy

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Boulton call Nick's father?

2. Where does Nick like to spend time at the hospital?

3. Where does Nick find Bill?

4. Who comes for Nick's father for help while he and Nick are on a fishing trip?

5. Who is Krebs?

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