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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is happening to Henry in this scene?
(a) His nightmare of the war is being enacted.
(b) He has sold his soul to the devil.
(c) He and Bailey are caught in a fire.
(d) He is caught in the tornado.

2. When does Henry comfort Edward with the knowledge that he has now planted new Huckleberry plants?
(a) Edward eats some of the berries.
(b) Edward cannot find any berries.
(c) Edward spills his full basket of berries.
(d) Edward has dropped a few berries.

3. 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) Let Waldo be himself.
(c) Get married.
(d) Leave town.

4. What does Lydian insist that Henry must do?
(a) Learn to conform.
(b) Follow his own path.
(c) Forgive Waldo.
(d) Get married.

5. Edward is so pleased. What does he wish?
(a) Henry was his brother.
(b) John was his father.
(c) Henry was his father.
(d) John was his brother.

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

7. What happens to Edward during this scene?
(a) He finds a berry patch.
(b) He shoots Williams.
(c) He falls wounded.
(d) He calls for his father.

8. What does the audience learn about Williams once he leaves Walden Pond?
(a) He is sent back into slavery.
(b) He is a free man in New York.
(c) He lives in Canada.
(d) He has been shot at the border.

9. How does Henry feel when he shouts with no response and tries to ring the bell, but no sound emerges?
(a) He feels confused and unsure.
(b) He feels somewhat relieved.
(c) He feels discouraged and powerless.
(d) He feels frustrated, yet determined.

10. The war resumes in full speed with what?
(a) Henry leading the fight.
(b) Waldo leading the army.
(c) The Mexicans on the run.
(d) Violent bursts of light and noise.

11. Where must Waldo go to speak out against injustice?
(a) In Washington, D.C.
(b) Out of his comfort zone.
(c) In his own heart.
(d) At the courthouse.

12. Why can Henry not choose any of the young women Lydian suggests?
(a) Nature is his mother-in-law.
(b) He considers Lydian a wife.
(c) He already is married.
(d) He is not interested in any of them.

13. What does Waldo assert about the "majority rules" form of government?
(a) It benefits the rich and hurts the poor.
(b) It has failed the American citizens and must be thrown out.
(c) It ensures that change happens peacefully and at the right pace.
(d) It protects Americans from one another.

14. Why does Henry make up a poem/prayer for Bailey?
(a) He is making a statement about his beliefs.
(b) He thinks it might cheer Bailey up.
(c) Bailey asks him for help praying.
(d) He is trying to be funny.

15. What does Henry think about lawyers?
(a) They can useful.
(b) They are devils.
(c) They are sneaky.
(d) They are mandatory for someone in jail.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Henry doing when Williams, an escaped slave, appears?

2. Who does Bailey ask to be his lawyer?

3. With what does Henry tell Bailey he prays?

4. What has Henry's Aunt Louisa done?

5. What name does Williams adopts?

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