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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 is Carey's first impression of Helen?
(a) She is grieving.
(b) She is morose.
(c) She is intense.
(d) She is a joy.

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

3. What is Helen doing when Carey arrives at her house?
(a) Making coffee.
(b) Taking a shower.
(c) Sleeping.
(d) Putting on her makeup.

4. Why does the funeral party stop at a gas station?
(a) Dolly needs to use a restroom.
(b) The hearse overheats again.
(c) Milton needs something to drink.
(d) The hearse is out of gas.

5. How long had Helen waited for Milton to return to the hospital?
(a) Two days.
(b) A couple of hours.
(c) All day.
(d) Just about an hour.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Dolly give Helen for Milton's interest in Dolly?

2. What is Carey Carr's profession?

3. What is notable about Peyton on her wedding day?

4. What is the name of Helen's brother who was at the Loftis home at the time?

5. What is Carey's impression when he sees Helen ready to leave for the funeral?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Helen blame for Maudie's death?

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

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

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

5. What is Dolly's response to Helen's accusations and demands at the tearoom?

6. What does Milton remember about the Christmas of 1941?

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

8. What is the nature of the letter Milton writes to Peyton while Helen and Maudie are out of town?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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