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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Cap tell Lucy to summon Cassie?
(a) Knock on the woodwork.
(b) Yell for her.
(c) Ring a silver bell.
(d) Have Cap get her.

5. What does Ned's mother do when Will tells her about Ned's death?
(a) Throws plates at him.
(b) Calls him a liar.
(c) Hugs him.
(d) Faints.

6. What kind of car did Cap buy?
(a) Buick.
(b) Model T Ford.
(c) Mercedes.
(d) Chevrolet.

7. How did the boy in #9 die?
(a) Shot and drowned.
(b) Malaria.
(c) Sepsis.
(d) Tuberculosis.

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

9. What item did Will get from a dying Union soldier?
(a) Pistol.
(b) Watch.
(c) Boots.
(d) Sword.

10. Cassie tells Lucy that Lucy doesn't know how to be _____________.
(a) a mother.
(b) a friend.
(c) a boss.
(d) a wife.

11. Who is Lucy's first daughter?
(a) Elizabeth.
(b) Louisa.
(c) Margaret.
(d) Jasmine.

12. What does Will do when they reach the lake where Ned was killed?
(a) Swims in the lake.
(b) Sits in a tree.
(c) Lies on the ground for hours.
(d) Cries hysterically.

13. What does Will do when he returns to Falls?
(a) Visit places he and Ned used to play.
(b) Builds a house.
(c) Goes back to school.
(d) Gets married right away.

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

15. Where does Will keep the watch until it is safe to deliver it?
(a) In his safe.
(b) In a safe deposit bank.
(c) In a hat box.
(d) On his mantle.

Short Answer Questions

1. Will is nearly __________ when he marries Lucy.

2. What is the name of the area where the freed slaves camp in Falls?

3. How does Ned's mother learn of his death?

4. Which of the following does Cassie NOT provide for Lucy's bathing?

5. Who was the Union soldier Will dragged into a ditch with him?

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