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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What has a traveling circus brought to town?
(a) The world's fattest woman.
(b) A two-headed duck.
(c) A mummy.
(d) The world's tallest man.
2. For whom did Meridian's father mourn?
(a) Native Americans.
(d) His brother.
3. What does Meridian do when she realizes she is pregnant with Truman's child?
(a) She has an abortion.
(b) She gives the baby to her mother.
(c) They get married.
(d) She gives the baby up for adoption.
4. Meridian has a feeling of ___________ that she can't shake.
5. What is the name of a huge magnolia tree at the college?
(a) The Sojourner.
(b) The Gatekeeper.
(c) Mother's Tears.
6. Who is Tommy Odds?
(a) A televangelist.
(b) A professor.
(c) A Civil Rights worker.
(d) A mechanic.
7. Who is the father of Meridian's child?
8. What is stuck on the walls of Meridian's house?
(b) Letters and poems.
(c) Old gum.
(d) Take-out menus.
9. How old was the Wild Child when Meridian met her?
10. What kind of business did George Daxter own?
(a) Appliance store.
(b) Ice cream shop.
(c) Funeral home.
(d) Men's clothing store.
11. How does Meridian think that Truman grieves?
(a) He gets drunk.
(b) He writes.
(c) He runs away.
(d) He does drugs.
12. Who does Meridian date while at Saxon?
13. What is Meridian's response to whether she believes in God.
(a) She does not believe in God.
(b) She believes in God most of the time.
(c) She most definitely believes in God.
(d) She doesn't know if she believes in God.
14. What does Meridian's mother feel about the teachers who teach her children?
(a) She dislikes them.
(b) She likes them.
(c) She envies them.
(d) She pities them.
15. How does Meridian feel when she learns she is pregnant?
(a) She is sad.
(b) She is shocked.
(c) She is happy.
(d) She is scared.
Short Answer Questions
1. Meridian has a spell of _______________.
2. What is Meridian's father doing when she visits him?
3. What physical problems does Meridian begin to suffer?
4. Meridian's thoughts are compared to ______________.
5. What happens to Meridian's baby?
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