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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Tess give Nate?
(a) A cowboy hat.
(b) A sweater she knits.
(c) A book of poetry.
(d) A book about constellations.
2. What does Willa tell Ben that surprises him?
(a) That she is selling her share of the ranch.
(b) That she is a virgin.
(c) That she is madly in love with him.
(d) That she is engaged.
3. Who tells Willa and Lily that she is ashamed of them?
4. What does Ham advise Willa concerning the winter?
(a) They should close down for the winter.
(b) The winter is going to be really bad this year with lots of snow.
(c) He does not say anything about the winter.
(d) She can get through the winter without hiring anyone else.
5. What do Adam and Willa do after their conversation?
(a) Agree to help Lily with her husband.
(b) Kill a calf for Lily's party.
(c) Race horses back to the ranch.
(d) Decide to talk to Ben about Lily's husband.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Pickles get his name?
2. What does Jesse say to the Mercy farmhands?
3. What is Ben wanting of Willa?
4. Who is the funeral for in chapter one?
5. What does Willa do when Ben teases her?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Lily consider the trip to Mercy Ranch to be and how do her and Adam handle her revelations?
2. In Chapter 9, what does Ham tell Willa about ranch hands and about what she needs to do?
3. Who is the second oldest daughter of the person in question #1, where did she come from and for what does she hope?
4. What does Willa teach her sisters in Chapter 15 and what does Tess do after that?
5. What is found at the foot of Willa's porch after the New Year's Eve party is over? What is done about it?
6. Where does Tess go after the funeral, who is her mother, and what is her mother like? Why did her mother marry her father?
7. What does Ben asks Willa to do at the New Year's Eve party, what is her response, and what do the two of them think of Adam and Lily?
8. What is the killer feeling after he kills Pickles and what does he decide at that point?
9. What do Willa and Ben find the day after the funeral, how do they find it, and what do they do about it?
10. What do Nate, Adam and Ben do after the party and the discovery outside?
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