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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Truman feel he has done by marrying Lynne?
(a) Settled.
(b) Rushed into something.
(c) Betrayed his race.
(d) Married beneath his class.

2. Who does Meridian tell about her marriage and child when she is at Saxon?
(a) Truman.
(b) No one.
(c) Anne-Marion.
(d) Janelle.

3. What is Lynne doing with the black children at the beginning of this section?
(a) They are playing Candyland.
(b) They are playing with her hair.
(c) They are eating ice cream.
(d) They are swimming.

4. What is Meridian's father doing when she visits him?
(a) Building a chair.
(b) Grading papers.
(c) Examining a map.
(d) Taking a nap.

5. What happens to Meridian's baby?
(a) Her mother takes him.
(b) She gives him away.
(c) He is in foster care.
(d) He dies.

6. Meridian has a feeling of ___________ that she can't shake.
(a) Sadness.
(b) Guilt.
(c) Euphoria.
(d) Ennui.

7. What is the only thing Truman finds in Meridian's house?
(a) Coffee pot.
(b) Ironing board.
(c) Couch.
(d) Sleeping bag.

8. What does Meridian do when she realizes she is pregnant with Truman's child?
(a) She has an abortion.
(b) She gives the baby up for adoption.
(c) They get married.
(d) She gives the baby to her mother.

9. How old was the Wild Child when Meridian met her?
(a) 11.
(b) 7.
(c) 13.
(d) 19.

10. What has a traveling circus brought to town?
(a) A two-headed duck.
(b) The world's tallest man.
(c) A mummy.
(d) The world's fattest woman.

11. What does Meridian tell Truman about herself?
(a) She is delirious.
(b) She is sick.
(c) She is selfish.
(d) She is contagious.

12. Why do the girls at the college riot?
(a) They are protesting the appointment of the new Dean of Girls.
(b) They are prevented from having the Wild Child's funeral there.
(c) The National Guard has been posted at classrooms.
(d) They want co-ed dorms.

13. Who has Truman married?
(a) Lynne.
(b) Sadie.
(c) Anne-Marion.
(d) Meridian.

14. Who is the white exchange student who canvasses with Meridian, asking people to vote?
(a) Sadie Murray.
(b) Emily Turterro.
(c) Lynne Rabinowitz.
(d) Cecile Gonzalez.

15. Why does Tommy Odds berate Truman?
(a) For being with a white woman.
(b) For not marrying Meridian.
(c) For dropping out of college.
(d) For being a coward.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Fast Mary of the Tower?

2. When does Truman next visit Meridian?

3. Meridian's mother feels that her children took away her _______________.

4. What was Meridian's mother's profession?

5. Meridian's thoughts are compared to ______________.

(see the answer keys)

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