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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is fired for being a homosexual?
2. Where do Sonny and Dwayne go when Dwayne comes back to visit for the first time since leaving?
3. Why does Abilene make his mufflers roar?
4. What does Ruth do when she finds out who started the rumor?
5. Who slaps Lois?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the opening chapter of the book, Sam loses fifty dollars to Abilene on a bet that the Thalia football team will win. Why do you think Sam does this when the Thalia football team almost always loses? Why do you think he would risk losing fifty dollars instead of betting less?
Essay Topic 2
Sam reveals in Chapter 7 that the Farrows will be going broke soon. Write an essay about the effect money has on a family. The Farrows went from being broke to being rich to soon being poor again. They gave up a lot of their poor friends when becoming poor like Genevieve and her husband, so what will become of those relationships when the Farrows become broke again?
Essay Topic 3
Lois is the only woman that openly drinks in Thalia. Why do you think she is alone in this? What makes her different from the other women?
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