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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Jayber rationalizes that _____________ does not change God's mind.
(a) Irreverence.
(b) Wishful thinking.
(c) Hoping.
(d) Prayer.

2. Why can Jayber not register as a conscientious objector?
(a) He needs to stand with the other men of Port William.
(b) He does not have any real objections to war.
(c) He is a convicted felon.
(d) He is too old to go into the military.

3. As an old man, Jayber thinks that life is very little time and mostly __________________.
(a) Work.
(b) Memories.
(c) Heartache.
(d) Troubles.

4. What does Jayber come to believe about the Bible?
(a) He has never read the Bible.
(b) He questions some of the passages.
(c) He doubts the literal truth of it.
(d) He believes every word in it.

5. Where does Jayber meet the woman in #101?
(a) The train station.
(b) Church.
(c) The library.
(d) The Rosebud Cafe.

6. What does Jayber feel when he returns to Port William?
(a) He never missed this place.
(b) He is frightened of the changes.
(c) He won't be staying long.
(d) He is home.

7. In what state does Jayber live?
(a) Indiana.
(b) Kentucky.
(c) Florida.
(d) Vermont.

8. Who is Mattie Keith's boyfriend?
(a) Troy Chatham.
(b) Jimmy Puterbaugh.
(c) Seth Anderson.
(d) Matt MaGuire.

9. Who are the black family who lives across the river from Jayber's aunt and uncle's farm?
(a) The Fewclothes.
(b) The Frenches.
(c) The Furlongs.
(d) The Feverfews.

10. What was Jayber's father's job?
(a) Mechanic.
(b) Blacksmith.
(c) Minister.
(d) Newspaper editor.

11. As Jayber settles into his life, he develops a passion for ________________.
(a) Gardening.
(b) Old cars.
(c) Cigars.
(d) Reading.

12. How long does Jayber keep the shop open?
(a) He closes at 8 p.m.
(b) He is open as long as people are there.
(c) It varies from week to week.
(d) He closes at 6 p.m.

13. Who gives Jayber a ride as he walks toward the city in #42?
(a) Joe Tuttle.
(b) Ezra Worthington.
(c) Sam Hanks.
(d) Johnson Hall.

14. Where does Jayber go after Aunt Cordie dies?
(a) His great-aunt's home.
(b) A monastery.
(c) An orphanage.
(d) A Catholic boarding school.

15. What employable skill does Jayber learn at the orphanage?
(a) Cooking.
(b) Writing.
(c) Auto mechanics.
(d) Barbering.

Short Answer Questions

1. What food does Jayber recall Dark Tom's dog eating?

2. What does Jayber enjoy most about church services?

3. What is notable about Dark Tom?

4. For what amount does Jayber buy the barber shop?

5. How much money does the man in #43 give to Jayber?

(see the answer keys)

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