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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Helen tell Carey about Milton?
(a) She hates him.
(b) He has lost another job.
(c) He is having an affair.
(d) He is terminally ill.

2. Where does Helen take Maudie in November of 1942?
(a) A doctor.
(b) New York.
(c) A special school.
(d) Paris.

3. What does Helen admit to Carey on the day they meet?
(a) She hates her daughter, Peyton.
(b) She has had an abortion.
(c) She is in love with him.
(d) She wants to commit suicide.

4. What is the literary technique used when portraying Helen as restrained on the day of her daughter's funeral when the person in #100 has an emotional outburst?
(a) Simile.
(b) Allegory.
(c) Irony.
(d) Metaphor.

5. Where do Peyton and Harry go on their honeymoon?
(a) Bahamas.
(b) Florida.
(c) Bermuda.
(d) Switzerland.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Dolly call the Loftis house prior to the celebration in #110?

2. What is the topic of the meeting between Helen and Dolly?

3. Why has the hearse stopped on the way to the cemetery?

4. What does the person in #100 want Helen to do about Milton?

5. What is Peyton's husband's religious affiliation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Milton do to embarrass himself at the university football game?

2. Why does Carey find it difficult to minister to Helen?

3. What news does Helen have about Maudie and why is she so angry at Milton and Peyton when they finally return to the hospital?

4. What does Helen do when Dolly calls the Loftis home on Christmas?

5. In addition to the other parent/child relationships in the novel, how does Carey Carr's personal story fit in?

6. What trip do Helen and Maudie take in November of 1942?

7. Does Helen seek out Carey for her belief in God or something else?

8. What does Dick do while Helen and Maudie are out of town and he has the house to himself?

9. How does the author show that Milton has inappropriate feelings for Peyton?

10. What was the nature of Helen's meeting with Dolly at the tearoom?

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