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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What will the poem signify for Almeda?
(a) A way for people to know the real Almeda.
(b) The channeling of all brutal and unpleasant aspects of life.
(c) The chance to get published.
(d) An opportunity to be famous.
2. What does Almeda put into her beverage?
(c) Nerve medicine.
3. The narrator has _____________ many details of the story.
(a) Guessed on.
4. From where did the narrator get the information to write the story?
(a) Historical clues.
(b) Newspaper clippings.
(c) Family albums.
(d) Personal interviews.
5. Which of the following does the doctor not recommend for Almeda?
(a) Washing dishes.
(b) Scrubbing floors.
(c) Doing the laundry.
(d) Joining a garden club.
6. What does Almeda assume about the woman slumped against her gate?
(a) She is drunk.
(b) She is homeless.
(c) She is dead.
(d) She is a prostitute.
7. What makes Almeda content?
(a) Reading love stories.
(b) Figuring out her life's work.
(d) Taking the nerve tonic.
8. The second news clipping reports ________________.
(a) Jarvis Poulter's death.
(b) Almeda's philanthropy.
(c) Almeda's poetry award.
(d) Jarvis and Almeda's wedding.
9. 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.
10. The narrator admits to the possibility of ___________ in the story.
(a) Poetic license.
(b) High drama.
11. How long after Almeda's death did Jarvis die?
(a) A few months later.
(b) A few weeks later.
(c) A few years later.
(d) A few days later.
12. What kind of jelly does Almeda decide to make one day?
13. For whom is the nerve tonic primarily prescribed?
(a) Married women.
(c) Senior citizens.
(d) Young girls.
14. In addition to the woman's primitive presence, what else sickens Almeda this morning?
(a) The new medication she's taking.
(b) The stench from the swamp.
(c) Jarvis' cruelty toward the woman.
(d) Morning sickness.
15. Who does Almeda seek out for help with the woman?
(a) Her next door neighbor.
(c) Her minister.
(d) The police.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Almeda decide to call her poem?
2. What does the doctor prescribe for Almeda?
3. What does Almeda do when trying to decide how to handle the situation outside her house?
4. What does Jarvis tell the woman at the gate?
5. What can happen when people research history?
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