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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Lucy's notoriety in the nursing home?
(a) She can play the harmonica.
(b) She can tap dance.
(c) She has the most boyfriends.
(d) She is the oldest living Confederate widow.

2. How ole is Lucy when she marries Will?
(a) 29.
(b) 15.
(c) 21.
(d) 33.

3. Who does Will run into at the hotel on his wedding night?
(a) Winona.
(b) His business partner.
(c) His ex-wife.
(d) Another war veteran.

4. What does Will purchase when he returns home from visiting the Utts?
(a) A new wardrobe.
(b) A Swiss watch.
(c) More livestock.
(d) A new house.

5. Who is Castalia?
(a) Will's mother.
(b) Will's sister.
(c) Wills' aunt.
(d) Will's housekeeper.

6. Why did Willie and his mother have to stay in rented rooms after the war?
(a) They didn't have much money after the war.
(b) They were having their home refurbished.
(c) They did not want to return home.
(d) Shermans' army destroyed their home.

7. What was the name of Lady Marsden's mansion?
(a) The Lilacs.
(b) The Oaks.
(c) The Gables.
(d) Belle Rieve.

8. Lady Marsden was known to be a master at _________________.
(a) fixing clocks.
(b) shooting.
(c) riding horses.
(d) needlepoint.

9. Which of the following is NOT an item the slaves leave with Lady Marsden before they go?
(a) Food.
(b) Book.
(c) Mirror.
(d) Water.

10. Why did Cap not make the trip alone?
(a) He needed help with the maps.
(b) He wanted more time with Lucy.
(c) He was afraid to.
(d) He wanted his children to have a good time.

11. Where is Lucy living at the beginning of the novel?
(a) Her own home.
(b) A nursing home.
(c) A convent.
(d) Her daughter's home.

12. Lucy is pregnant with her _____________ child during the family road trip.
(a) third.
(b) first.
(c) sixth.
(d) ninth.

13. Who was Ned Smythe's mother?
(a) Caroline.
(b) Eva.
(c) Margaret.
(d) Winona.

14. Will seems to be still scared from the war even though it ended over ___________ years ago.
(a) 30.
(b) 10.
(c) 20.
(d) 5.

15. Who is Captain Marsden?
(a) Lucy's former beau.
(b) Lucy's husband.
(c) Lucy's father.
(d) Lucy's brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Cap and Lucy purchase at Hodgepath's?

2. What does the Captain do during the night?

3. What name does Lucy call Willie?

4. To what rank has Will promoted himself in his war stories by the time he is 36?

5. In what subject is Professor Taw interested?

(see the answer keys)

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