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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lucy learns that Cassie is a _______________.
(a) minister.
(b) midwife.
(c) voodoo priestess.
(d) teacher.

2. 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 did not want to return home.
(c) Shermans' army destroyed their home.
(d) They were having their home refurbished.

3. What is Captain Marsden's first name?
(a) Charlie.
(b) Guy.
(c) Willie.
(d) Eddie.

4. Who was the Union soldier Will dragged into a ditch with him?
(a) Marcus Whittington.
(b) Simon Utt.
(c) Samuel Morgan.
(d) James Hall.

5. What happens when Will gets closer to the places with the most painful memories?
(a) Will decides not to stop.
(b) The facts of Will's stories change.
(c) Will drives erratically.
(d) Will speeds up.

6. Lucy describes herself as the veteran of _____________.
(a) child brides.
(b) veterans.
(c) cotillions.
(d) hate.

7. What name does Lucy call Willie?
(a) Sir Willie.
(b) Wills.
(c) Colonel.
(d) Cap.

8. To what rank has Will promoted himself in his war stories by the time he is 36?
(a) Sergeant.
(b) Captain.
(c) Lieutenant.
(d) Colonel.

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

10. Who is burned in the fiery destruction of The Lilacs?
(a) Lady Marsden.
(b) Addie.
(c) Zelia.
(d) Big Sam.

11. What is the name of the nursing home where Lucy lives?
(a) Shady Pines.
(b) Beachwood.
(c) Lanes' End.
(d) Oak Grove.

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

13. How many rooms were in Lady Marsden's mansion?
(a) 15.
(b) 20.
(c) 35.
(d) 70.

14. Where did Will and his mother often have picnics?
(a) On the town square.
(b) At the lake.
(c) On their burned out property.
(d) At the cemetery.

15. How many farms does Will own?
(a) 10.
(b) 1.
(c) 4.
(d) 7.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long has Lucy lived at the nursing home?

2. What happens to Will a few months after the return from the trip?

3. Where does Cassie plan to go when she leaves The Lilacs?

4. Why do the slaves remain at The Lilacs for awhile?

5. How old is Lucy at the beginning of the novel?

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