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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The second news clipping reports ________________.
(a) Jarvis and Almeda's wedding.
(b) Almeda's poetry award.
(c) Jarvis Poulter's death.
(d) Almeda's philanthropy.
2. What awakens Almeda with a sense of anxiety?
(a) A thunderstorm.
(b) A thud in the kitchen.
(c) Sounds of angry people.
(d) The sound of breaking glass.
3. Why does Almeda stop taking the nerve medicine?
(a) It makes her nauseous.
(b) She gets jittery.
(c) It gives her wild dreams.
(d) She is too sleepy.
4. What does the doctor prescribe for Almeda?
(a) Vitamin C.
(b) Milk of Magnesia.
(d) Nerve medicine.
5. What does Jarvis tell the woman at the gate?
(a) To go home where she belongs.
(b) To get to an AA meeting.
(c) To go to breakfast with the money he gave her.
(d) To get to the homeless shelter.
6. What does Jarvis do to the woman at the gate?
(a) Spits on her.
(b) Kicks her.
(c) Throws water on her.
(d) Helps her up.
7. In which room does Almeda sit all day?
(a) The parlor.
(b) The dining room.
(c) Her bedroom.
(d) The kitchen.
8. From where did the narrator get the information to write the story?
(a) Historical clues.
(b) Personal interviews.
(c) Family albums.
(d) Newspaper clippings.
9. Why can Almeda not discern that the woman at the gate is drunk and not dead?
(a) The woman has soiled herself.
(b) It is too dark.
(c) The woman is not moving.
(d) She has led a sheltered existence.
10. In what country is the Meneseteung River located?
(a) United States.
(b) Great Britain.
11. The narrator thinks it is fair to _______________.
(a) Assume some things.
(b) Create high drama.
(c) Fictionalize a person.
(d) Bend the truth.
12. What does Almeda put into her beverage?
(d) Nerve medicine.
13. What does Jarvis' callous behavior show to Almeda?
(a) He is foul-mouthed.
(b) He is a man's man.
(c) She is no longer interested in him.
(d) He is very strong.
14. According to the narrator, each __________ may not really matter.
15. The narrator feels that there are not enough people who _______________________.
(a) Get higher educations.
(b) Are curious enough to discover clues about people.
(c) Give to charity.
(d) Learn a second language.
Short Answer Questions
1. On what does Almeda sit?
2. The narrator admits to the possibility of ___________ in the story.
3. What beverage does Almeda drink?
4. What can Almeda hear outside her house?
5. What does Almeda decide to call her poem?
This section contains 392 words
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