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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Alice describe Dorcas?
(a) Ugly but pleasant.
(b) Plain but fun-loving.
(c) Funny but quiet.
(d) Beautiful but hardheaded.
2. What happens to Dorcas's mother?
(a) She dies in a housefire.
(b) She gradually becomes insane.
(c) She runs away to Mexico.
(d) She is killed by a boyfriend.
3. How is Alice Manfred related to Dorcas?
(a) Alice and Dorcas are second cousins.
(b) Dorcas is Alice's daughter.
(c) Alice and Dorcas are sisters.
(d) Alice is Dorcas's aunt.
4. What does Violet find in the bottom of the parrot's cage?
(a) A necklace.
(b) A pen.
(c) A shoe.
(d) A knife.
5. Who does Dorcas stay with when Alice goes to work?
(a) True Belle.
(b) No one.
(c) Joe's mother.
(d) The Miller sisters.
6. Why does Joe begin to feel distanced from Violet?
(a) She begins to drink excessively.
(b) He senses that she longs for a child.
(c) She tells him she wants to get a divorce.
(d) She is having an extramarital affair.
7. Who does Alice eventually allow to come visit her at home?
(d) Dorcas's pet dog.
8. What type of Dorcas's makeup does Violet find out about?
9. What does the green and yellow parrot repeat?
(a) "I love you".
(b) "You're an angel".
(c) "You're the best man I ever met".
(d) "Please help me".
10. Why is Violet committed to gaining weight?
(a) She is trying to get the hips and backside she has as a young woman.
(b) She wants to be admitted to the hospital.
(c) She thinks it makes her look crazier.
(d) She thinks it makes Joe feel sorry for her.
11. Why does Joe want to stay near Dorcas after he shoots her?
(a) He wants her to die in his arms.
(b) He doesn't want anyone else to touch her.
(c) He wants her to keep from falling.
(d) He wants to be arrested and taken to prison.
12. Who adopts Joe at birth?
(a) Violet's parents.
(b) Rose Dear.
(c) True Belle.
(d) Rhoda and Frank Williams.
13. Where does Violet go when she finds out about Joe's affair?
(a) The funeral parlor.
(b) Under their bed.
(d) To her mother's house.
14. Where does Violet's father travel to look for work?
(a) The North.
(b) The Midwest.
15. What does Violet envision Joe giving Dorcas?
(b) An adopted baby.
(d) Chinese food.
Short Answer Questions
1. How much debt does Joe and Violet have on the land?
2. What does Joe think about Violet's crazy episodes?
3. What does Violet do in response to her crazy episodes?
4. What does Violet's father bring the children when he visits?
5. What do Violet and Joe do all night the first time they meet?
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