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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Joe think of when he imagines Dorcas?
(a) A babydoll.
(b) A sweet apple.
(c) A newborn cat.
(d) A strong axe.

2. Which of the following are in Violet's apartment?
(a) Dogs and cats.
(b) Shotguns and cocaine.
(c) Birds and houseplants.
(d) Piles of newspapers.

3. What is Joe selling when he meets Dorcas?
(a) Coffee.
(b) Brooms.
(c) Encyclopedias.
(d) Cosmetics.

4. How is Violet described by the author?
(a) Attractive and haunting.
(b) Chubby and pleasant.
(c) Skinny and over fifty.
(d) Wrinkly and harsh.

5. What does Violet's father bring the children when he visits?
(a) Toys.
(b) Puppies.
(c) Books.
(d) Candy.

6. Why does Malvonne want to make sure the young black girl's letter gets to the law school?
(a) She is threatened by the police.
(b) She is afraid she is reported for having stolen mail.
(c) The young black girl is Malvonne's daughter.
(d) She is afraid the girl has to get a low-paying job instead.

7. What does Violet do after she runs from the funeral home?
(a) Tries to commit suicide.
(b) Releases all the birds from their cages.
(c) Attacks Joe while he is sleeping.
(d) Takes a train back to Virginia.

8. Who does the best hunter choose to be his apprentices?
(a) Golden Gray and Lestory.
(b) Joe and his father.
(c) Joe and Dorcas.
(d) Joe and Victory.

9. Who adopts Joe at birth?
(a) Rose Dear.
(b) Rhoda and Frank Williams.
(c) Violet's parents.
(d) True Belle.

10. What does Joe see in Dorcas's picture?
(a) A scraggly, shy teenager.
(b) A woman who looks just like Violet.
(c) An aged, harsh woman.
(d) A beautiful, sweet girl.

11. How much debt does Joe and Violet have on the land?
(a) It is not clear.
(b) $20,000.00.
(c) $180.00.
(d) $1,800.00.

12. What does Joe wipe his tears with?
(a) His hands.
(b) Nothing.
(c) A red handkerchief.
(d) Dorcas's picture.

13. What does Dorcas rescue from her home as a small child?
(a) Her clothespin dolls.
(b) A photo album.
(c) She decides not to rescue anything.
(d) Her pet kitten.

14. What does Violet see in Dorcas's picture?
(a) A friendly, mature girl.
(b) An angry, disturbed teenager.
(c) A sweet, beautiful woman.
(d) A stubborn girl needing a haircut.

15. What are the Civic Daughters planning when Joe delivers the cosmetics?
(a) A Thanksgiving fundraiser.
(b) The debutante ball.
(c) An Easter Egg hunt.
(d) Dorcas's engagement party.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Joe begin to feel distanced from Violet?

2. What happens when Dorcas eats candy?

3. What is True Belle's relationship to Violet?

4. How does Rose Dear eventually die?

5. What does Malvonne do for a living?

(see the answer keys)

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