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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the sheriff phone to organize an exhumation order?
(a) The district attourney
(b) The president
(c) The senator
(d) The local judge

2. What kind of job did Montgomery have?
(a) Barman
(b) Timber buyer
(c) Gambler
(d) Undertaker

3. Why does the sheriff think the towns people will not lynch during the day?
(a) They have to work
(b) They can see each others faces
(c) It is too hot
(d) Too many people are around

4. What does Charles do during breakfast?
(a) Falls asleep
(b) Vomits
(c) Prays
(d) Cries

5. What does Charles ask if he can take to Lucas?
(a) A guitar
(b) A pork pie
(c) A coca-cola
(d) Tobacco

6. What kind of wood is the coffin made from?
(a) Ash
(b) Oak
(c) Pine
(d) Cedar

7. Who does Charles meet for the first time when he climbs out of the water?
(a) Gavin Stevens
(b) His father
(c) Lucas Beachamp
(d) Aleck Sander

8. What does Paralee's father say men concentrate too much on?
(a) Money
(b) Love
(c) Intuition
(d) Facts

9. What is the name of the novel's narrator?
(a) Gavin Stevens
(b) Carothers Edmunds
(c) Lucas Beachamp
(d) Charles Mallison

10. How old was Charles when he first met Lucas?
(a) Fifteen
(b) Ten
(c) Eleven
(d) Twelve

11. When does Charles think the Gowries will go after Lucas?
(a) On the sheriff's break
(b) In the morning
(c) After midnight
(d) On friday night

12. What is the name of Lucas's wife?
(a) Molly
(b) Baby Suggs
(c) Jane
(d) Andrea

13. Who rides the horse from the truck to the cemetery?
(a) Charles
(b) Miss Habersham
(c) Aleck
(d) Gavin

14. What does Aleck offer Charles to help him out of the water?
(a) A pole
(b) A boat
(c) A dingy
(d) A plank

15. How much money does Charles try to give Lucas?
(a) 1 dollar
(b) A dime
(c) 70 cents
(d) A quarter

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Lucas accept Gavin's story?

2. What was Lucas buying from the shop before the altercation?

3. Who do they find inside the coffin?

4. What does Aleck hear coming toward them?

5. Who does the Sheriff and Uncle Gavin want to sit out in front of the jail?

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