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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are Bump Bailey's two main vices?
(a) Overeating and cursing.
(b) Trying to take credit for any wins and badmouthing his coach.
(c) Gambling and drinking.
(d) Bad locker room jokes and his attraction to Memo Paris.

2. When Red Blow tells Pop that Roy is a "natural" what does that indicate?
(a) That he got his talent naturally and can't be beat.
(b) That he likes to eat natural foods and live simply.
(c) That he doesn't need to practice to be good.
(d) That he will be a great baseball player for the team.

3. What does Roy promise his fans?
(a) To become the best ball player ever.
(b) To stay with the team at least five years.
(c) To take care of Memo and treat her well.
(d) To use his money wisely if he gets a raise.

4. What happens at the carnival when the train stops there?
(a) The passengers on the train eat at a concession booth.
(b) Roy strikes out the "Whammer."
(c) Roy gets a job as a "hawker."
(d) Roy and Sam stop and play some carnival games.

5. What does Pop ask Roy to do after he gets upset with Bump for his poor playing?
(a) He asks him to bench Bump.
(b) He asks him to make Bump look worse so he could fire him.
(c) He asks him to hit the cover off the ball.
(d) He askes him to help coach Bump to improve his plays.

6. Why is Roy so good at baseball?
(a) He has natural talent in the sport.
(b) He had practiced with his father when he was young.
(c) He has trained with "The Whammer."
(d) Sam drills him daily in how to play well.

7. Roy consistently reaches out for love. Who does he reach out to in the slump before the game in which he pitches?
(a) Harriet Bird.
(b) Memo Paris.
(c) His teammates.
(d) Iris Lemon.

8. How is failure treated in The Natural?
(a) It is considered a fact of life one must endure.
(b) It is considered an opportunity to learn.
(c) It leads to further failure and heartache.
(d) It is considered a path to success.

9. What does Roy reveal to Harriet?
(a) That he wants to be the best baseball player ever.
(b) That he is in love with her.
(c) That he plans to throw a baseball game.
(d) That he plans to kill Sam.

10. Why is Pop Fisher "heart heavy?"
(a) He has never had a winning season.
(b) He really doesn't like baseball.
(c) He mourns Sam's death.
(d) He doesn't want Roy on his team.

11. How does Harriet respond when Roy says he wants to be the best baseball player ever?
(a) She ridicules him for his frivilous ambitions.
(b) She shoots him.
(c) She cheers him on.
(d) She reassures him that she knows he will be.

12. What does Roy say is the only thing he owes the public?
(a) To tell them about his bat.
(b) To explain what happened to Bump.
(c) To reveal the bets The Judge is making against his own team.
(d) To play the best ball game ever.

13. What baseball position does Roy Hobbs try out for?
(a) Pitcher.
(b) Right fielder.
(c) Catcher.
(d) Left fielder.

14. Where does The Judge get his money?
(a) No one knows.
(b) From gambling.
(c) From players whom is he blackmailing.
(d) From ticket sales to Knights games.

15. How do Roy teammates on the Knights treat him?
(a) They ask him for advice when he hits well.
(b) They tell the coach lies about him.
(c) The pull practical jokes and hide his basson case with his bat.
(d) They pretty much ignore him.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Roy relate to Pop?

2. What does the Judge do when Roy asks for a raise?

3. What physical trait does Gus have that makes him unique?

4. Who is the coach of the Brooklyn Knights when Roy Hobbs signs on?

5. What is the relationship between Gus and Memo?

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