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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 word from Chapter 32 refers to harsh and jarring sounds due to a lack of harmony?
(a) Articulate.
(b) Accoutremont.
(c) Discordant.
(d) Accent.

2. Who is attributed as the writer of All This Did I See: Memories of a Terrible Time in Chapter 2?
(a) Margaret Leech.
(b) Margaret Garrett.
(c) Daniel Mark Epstein.
(d) Rose Milland.

3. Who is described in Chapter 37 as constantly mumbling about his grandson's excellent university marks?
(a) Lieutenant Cecil Stone.
(b) Mrs. Delaney.
(c) Mr. Twood.
(d) Mr. Dill.

4. How much money does Mrs. Abigail Blass claim he has in gold coin in an upstairs room in Chapter 27?
(a) $4,000.
(b) $6,000.
(c) $8,234.
(d) $9,634.

5. To what animals does Lieutenant Cecil stone compare the brides's movements in Chapter 29?
(a) Snakes.
(b) Hunters.
(c) Moths.
(d) Butterflies.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Queenie a prostitute?

2. What does Abigail Blass describe her father buying for her at Christmastide to stop her from having a tantrum in Chapter 27?

3. What is Cynthia's last name?

4. What word does Betsy Baron describe Cziesniewski as having trying to pronounce?

5. Who is cited as the author of A Thrilling Youth: A Civil War Adolescence?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Mr. Collier described in the novel?

2. How is Abraham Lincoln's demeanor described in the Wartime Washington: The Civil War Letters of Isabelle Perkins excerpt in Chapter 7?

3. What is the significance of the state dinner held by the Lincolns in the novel?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is the unnatural predilection that Roger Bevins III describes in Chapter 9?

10. How is the appearance of Roger Bevins III described in Chapter 9?

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