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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. Who is the fictional author of Reckoning: An Insider’s Memories of Difficult Times?
(a) Jo Brunt.
(b) James Morgan.
(c) Tyron Philian.
(d) Maxwell Flagg.

2. How old was the narrator's bride in Chapter 1 when they married?
(a) 32.
(b) 29.
(c) 22.
(d) 18.

3. Who is described in Chapter 37 as a dandy who wishes his hair might be restored?
(a) Mr. Twood.
(b) Lieutenant Cecil Stone.
(c) Mrs. Delaney.
(d) Posterbell.

4. Who is the woman described in Chapter 31 that married her husband's brother after his death and then regretted it?
(a) Jane Ellis.
(b) Mrs. Delaney.
(c) Betsy Baron.
(d) Elise Traynor.

5. What word does Betsy Baron describe Cziesniewski as having trying to pronounce?
(a) Aluminum.
(b) Chocolate.
(c) Agentina.
(d) Potomac.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Willie Lincoln when he died?

2. How much money does Mrs. Abigail Blass supposedly have in the First Bank?

3. How many horses does Lieutenant Cecil Stone claim to have in Chapter 27?

4. For how long does Roger Bevins III say that Russo stayed in the bardo after she was taken in her sixth year?

5. What is described on the doorsteps of the building in the beginning of Chapter 33?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Mrs. Delaney's plight described in Chapter 31?

2. Who are the Three Bachelors and how are they described?

3. What story does Elise Traynor relate to Willie in Chapter 13?

4. What does Lieutenant Cecil Stone describe of his life in Chapter 26?

5. How are Mr. Randall and Mr. Twood described?

6. How does Hans Vollman describe his death in Chapter 1?

7. How is the appearance of Hans Vollman described in Chapter 9?

8. How does Roger Bevins III describe his suicide attempt in Chapter 9?

9. What does Abraham Lincoln do when he enters the mausoleum in Chapter 16?

10. Why does Willie refuse to pass on from the bardo for much of the novel?

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