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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Judge need to see the doctor?
(a) Judge needs immunizations to travel.
(b) Judge has high blood pressure.
(c) Judge has been feeling sick to his stomach.
(d) Judge is having trouble with his eye sight.

2. Who does Fay send to the funeral home with Judge's clothes?
(a) Laurel.
(b) Miss Adele.
(c) Major Bullock.
(d) The bridesmaids.

3. Who meets the train when Fay and Laurel arrive back in Mississippi?
(a) The whole town.
(b) The mayor.
(c) The bridesmaids, Major Bullock, and Miss Adele.
(d) The police chief.

4. What upsets Fay when she returns home from meeting with the funeral director?
(a) The excessive food in her kitchen. She is on a diet.
(b) The number of people in her house she does not know.
(c) The excessive food in her kitchen. She is diabetiic.
(d) The number of people in her house for Laurel.

5. What is the name of the hotel where Laurel gets rooms for herself and Fay?
(a) Hibiscus.
(b) Marriott.
(c) Hilton.
(d) Magnolia.

6. Who is waiting with Fay at the hospital?
(a) Laurel.
(b) Major Bullock.
(c) Miss Adele.
(d) Dr. Courtland.

7. Why can Judge not be moved?
(a) Movement could cause death.
(b) Movement could dislodge the repaired retina.
(c) Movement could cause a stroke.
(d) Movement could make him blind.

8. Who does Laurel find in the kitchen when she wakes?
(a) Miss Adele.
(b) Missouri.
(c) Fay.
(d) The bridesmaids.

9. What does Fay say when she learns about the food in her kitchen?
(a) Fay says she did not know she was throwing a reception.
(b) Fay says for them to take it all away.
(c) Fay says she is on a diet and cannot have sweets in the house.
(d) Fay says thank you.

10. What does Laurel see in Judge's face after Fay's abuse?
(a) Laurel sees that Judge is angry.
(b) Laurel sees that Judge is dying.
(c) Laurel sees that Judge is in love with Fay.
(d) Laurel sees that Judge's eye has been reinjured.

11. What does Dr. Courtland tell Laurel about Judge after he dies?
(a) Dr. Courtland says Judge owed him money.
(b) Dr. Courtland says Judge paid for his medical school training.
(c) Dr. Courtland says Judge was his father.
(d) Dr. Courtland says Judge bought him a house.

12. Who's wedding were the bridesmaids a part of?
(a) Major Bullock's.
(b) Laurel's.
(c) Judge's first wedding.
(d) Fay's.

13. Why does Laurel believe her father would not have wanted an open coffin?
(a) An open coffin goes against his religious beliefs.
(b) He did not want his friends to remember him in a coffin.
(c) He did not allow one at his wife's funeral.
(d) He did not like the way he looked.

14. What does Dr. Courtland do when he arrives in Judge's room the night Fay abuses Judge?
(a) Dr. Courtland examines Judge and declares him perfectly healthy.
(b) Dr. Courtland examines Judge and calls the police on Fay.
(c) Dr. Courtland examines Judge and asks Laurel to leave.
(d) Dr. Courtland examines Judge and tells Fay to leave.

15. Who makes arrangements for Laurel and Fay's living space and Judge's care?
(a) Fay.
(b) Laurel.
(c) Missouri.
(d) Dr. Courtland.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who attempts to befriend Fay at the Hibiscus Hotel?

2. What does Laurel listen for but never hear?

3. How does Fay react when Dr. Courtland says Judge has died?

4. How do Fay and Laurel travel back to Mississippi?

5. How are they transported to the hospital?

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