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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Edward is a young drummer boy, and Sam Staples is a Sergeant. What does Bailey become?
(a) A commanding officer.
(b) The President.
(c) A soldier.
(d) A General.

2. What does Henry assure Williams?
(a) He is still a slave.
(b) He is free.
(c) He may stay at Walden Pond.
(d) He will not get captured.

3. About what is Williams worried?
(a) Henry will turn him in.
(b) Henry will not be his friend.
(c) Henry will kick him out.
(d) The authorities will catch him at Walden Pond.

4. Why can Henry now leave the jail?
(a) The charges have been dropped.
(b) Waldo has payed his bail.
(c) Someone has paid his taxes.
(d) Sam is allowing him to escape.

5. What choice is Henry describing to Bailey?
(a) The choice to stay in jail or attempt a mistake.
(b) The choice to listen to those around him or follow his heart.
(c) The choice he has made between paying his taxes and asserting his independence.
(d) The choice to marry Ellen or allow his brother to.

6. To what are men slaves, according to Henry?
(a) Money.
(b) One another.
(c) Their wives.
(d) God.

7. Lydian accuses him of trying to make Waldo something he is not, and urges Henry to do what?
(a) End his friendship with Waldo.
(b) Leave town.
(c) Let Waldo be himself.
(d) Get married.

8. What does Sergeant Sam urge the troops to do?
(a) Run for their lives.
(b) Duck and cover.
(c) Form a line and start firing.
(d) Build a trench.

9. How does Henry respond when Williams asks why he lives in slave-like poverty?
(a) He has chosen to live outside of society and has married his bean patch.
(b) He has no money for a nicer home.
(c) He loves the whimsy of the outdoors and chose to marry it.
(d) He inherited the property from his father.

10. What happens to Henry when he tries to object to the President?
(a) No sound comes from his mouth.
(b) Waldo tells him to stop talking.
(c) He is shot and wounded.
(d) A loud noise covers his words.

11. When Henry refuses to assault the enemy, how does his mother respond?
(a) She berates him.
(b) She praises him.
(c) She argues with him.
(d) She cries.

12. Henry and Lydian briefly discuss love and loneliness. What comes between them?
(a) Some signs of tension.
(b) Waldo.
(c) Edward.
(d) Some signs of awkwardness.

13. How does Henry describe berry picking?
(a) Berry berry, quite contrary.
(b) Berry patch hunting.
(c) Huckleberry Finn hunting.
(d) Huckleberry hunting.

14. As a child what does Henry find berry picking better than?
(a) Going to school.
(b) Just eating the pudding his mother made from them.
(c) Playing with his brother.
(d) Staying in the house.

15. What is Henry doing when Williams, an escaped slave, appears?
(a) Weeding.
(b) Planting in his garden.
(c) Swimming.
(d) Playing a flute.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is happening to Henry in this scene?

2. What does the lighting in this jail cell scene make clear through its frightening blasts of red and other psychedelic colors?

3. Edward is so pleased. What does he wish?

4. Why does Henry make up a poem/prayer for Bailey?

5. Why is Henry disappointed in Emerson?

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