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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What college does Meridian have the opportunity to attend?
(a) Hillman College.
(b) Emory University.
(c) Duke University.
(d) Saxon College.

2. What did Meridian bury underneath a tree when she was seven?
(a) A diary.
(b) A box of shiny stones.
(c) A bar of gold.
(d) A doll.

3. Why does Meridian allow her boss to kiss and fondle her?
(a) He takes her on trips.
(b) He gives her big bonuses.
(c) He gives her groceries.
(d) She likes him.

4. During what decade does the story take place?
(a) 1960s.
(b) 1910s.
(c) 1930s.
(d) 1980s.

5. What is Truman's daughter's name?
(a) Jolie.
(b) Camara.
(c) Candida.
(d) Sephora.

6. Who is Tommy Odds?
(a) A Civil Rights worker.
(b) A professor.
(c) A televangelist.
(d) A mechanic.

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

8. Who is Anne-Marion?
(a) Meridian's neighbor.
(b) Meridian's college roommate.
(c) Meridian's daughter.
(d) Meridian's sister.

9. With whom does Meridian's father share much compassion because of their plight?
(a) Negroes.
(b) Catholics.
(c) Jews.
(d) Native Americans.

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

11. Meridian's feelings of guilt are only abated by ________________.
(a) Going to Confession.
(b) Volunteer work.
(c) Meditation.
(d) Police beatings.

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

13. 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.

14. What is the Sacred Serpent?
(a) A bar.
(b) An Indian burial mound.
(c) A new dance.
(d) A tribal dance.

15. What happens to Tommy Odds while coming out of a church?
(a) He suffers a heart attack.
(b) He is struck by lightning.
(c) He is shot in the arm.
(d) He falls down some steps.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Meridian's mother consider her children to be?

2. How old is Meridian when she has her child?

3. When does Truman next visit Meridian?

4. Who was Fast Mary of the Tower?

5. What does Meridian do when she realizes she is pregnant with Truman's child?

(see the answer keys)

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