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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 the author's grandmother believe happened to her pet?
(a) It caught on fire.
(b) It committed suicide.
(c) It was run over.
(d) It was eaten by a cat.
2. The author writes in "True Detective," that to listen to his mother you'd have thought the streets of Raleigh were crawling with what?
(a) Heroin addicts.
3. How does the reverend deliver his sermon in the first essay?
(a) In the woods.
(b) On horseback.
(c) On a Great Dane.
(d) On television.
4. Who's tee does the author's father encourage Lisa to go get?
5. At what golf hole does Lisa begin her period in "The Women's Open"?
(a) The seventh.
(b) The fourteenth.
(c) The ninth.
(d) The sixth.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the author's eldest sister's name?
2. What color towels does the author's mother replace the old ones with in "True Detective"?
3. What does the author say he has to tie over his eyes to sleep at night in the first essay?
4. Who calls the rent house where the narrator's family lived, "our own little corner of hell"?
5. Where does the author's family move when he's a child?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does "Dix Hill" refer to? Why is this fascinating to the author?
2. Why do David's teachers come to his home? What is their impression of his mother?
3. How was David's father brought up? How is his mother's cooking described?
4. When does Ya Ya die? How does the family react?
5. How does Ya Ya feel about her grandchildren? How do they feel about her?
6. What happens after the golf tournament in "Women's Open"?
7. What does Lisa complain about in "Women's Open"? How does her father react?
8. Describe what the title, "Next of Kin" refers to.
9. How does "Next of Kin" become passed through the family? What finally happens to it?
10. What does David's mother insist he stop doing to the cat? Why?
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