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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) Give them food
(c) Run their searchlight up and down the crowd
(d) Yell at them to go home

2. What is the nature of the problem with which Nick's father can assist?
(a) A man has hacked off his forearm
(b) A man needs a will drawn up
(c) A woman is having trouble delivering a baby
(d) A man has been indicted on criminal charges

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

4. What has Marjorie brought along tonight?
(a) A transistor radio
(b) A picnic lunch
(c) A bottle of champagne
(d) Homework

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

6. What feeling does Nick have on this morning?
(a) That he does not want to leave
(b) That he is homesick
(c) That he will never die
(d) That he wants to remember this morning forever

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

8. What is the setting for the Memoir of Chapter 2?
(a) Istanbul
(b) Adrianople
(c) Constantinople
(d) Paris

9. Where did Bugs meet Ad?
(a) Detroit
(b) In jail
(c) In school
(d) A homeless shelter

10. What is unusual about Ad's face?
(a) His eyes are slits, nose is sunken and an ear is missing
(b) He is scarred on the entire left side
(c) He has no eyebrows
(d) One eye is brown, the other is blue

11. In the Memoir for Chapter 5, what are the condemned army officers covered with before their execution?
(a) Paint
(b) Wet, dead leaves
(c) Olive oil
(d) Hoods

12. Who comes for Nick's father for help while he and Nick are on a fishing trip?
(a) A Marine
(b) Two loggers
(c) A banker
(d) Two criminals

13. How long has Nick's nurse stayed on night duty to care for him?
(a) 3 months
(b) 3 years
(c) 3 days
(d) 3 weeks

14. What does Dick Boulton call the logs?
(a) A nuisance
(b) Zeus' toothpicks
(c) Kindling
(d) Stolen property

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What shocking event occurs this night for Nick, his father and Uncle George?

2. What is the soldier in the Memoir for Chapter 7 doing?

3. What makes Krebs' mother cry?

4. What do the evacuees do every night at midnight?

5. Who is Ad Francis?

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