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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Laurel hope is in bloom at her mother's grave?
(a) Hibiscus.
(b) Camelia.
(c) Magnolia.
(d) Roses.

2. What do the old women think Judge lost?
(a) His judgement.
(b) His will.
(c) His mind.
(d) His wallet.

3. How old was Judge when he married Fay?
(a) Fifty.
(b) Nearly ninety.
(c) Almost seventy.
(d) Thirty.

4. What was significant about the death of Laurel's grandfather?
(a) He died alone.
(b) He died while on vacation.
(c) He died at home.
(d) He died at work.

5. Why is Laurel trapped?
(a) There is a fire in the house.
(b) There is a mouse in the kitchen.
(c) There is a burglar in the house.
(d) There is a bird flying around in the house.

6. Where is Laurel trapped?
(a) The kitchen..
(b) The bathroom.
(c) Her childhood bedroom.
(d) Her parents bedroom.

7. Where does the bird come from?
(a) The garage.
(b) The dining room.
(c) The bathroom.
(d) The kitchen.

8. What does Fay take with her?
(a) Judge's checkbook.
(b) A Virginia ham.
(c) The china.
(d) The will.

9. What does Laurel remember about her mother as she prepared to go into the hospital?
(a) That she dismissed her medical problems as trival.
(b) That she was frightened.
(c) That she was a hypochondriac.
(d) That she put on makeup.

10. Who remains in the house?
(a) Fay.
(b) Major Bullock.
(c) Miss Adele.
(d) Laurel.

11. Who wants to move in to the house?
(a) Fay's family.
(b) Missouri.
(c) Miss Adele.
(d) Laurel.

12. Who is it suggested would do the cooking in the house?
(a) Missouri.
(b) Fay's mother.
(c) Laurel.
(d) Fay.

13. What is Laurel looking for in her father's library?
(a) Love letters.
(b) Judge's checkbook.
(c) The deed to the house.
(d) The will.

14. What does Fay do when she sees Judge?
(a) Fay demands Judge get out of the coffin.
(b) Fay ignores Judge's coffin altogether.
(c) Fay declares her love for Judge.
(d) Fay apologizes to Judge for being difficult.

15. Who are the surprised guests who arrive at the house the morning of the funeral?
(a) Laurel's boss.
(b) Fay's ex-boyfriend.
(c) Laurel's husband.
(d) Fay's family.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the bird attracted to the master bedroom?

2. What did Fay leave unmade before going to New Orleans?

3. Who do the women blame for Judge marrying Fay?

4. Where do the unexpected guests come from?

5. What does Fay not do?

(see the answer keys)

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