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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Laurel's grandfather die?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Stroke.
(c) Heart attack.
(d) His appendix burst.

2. What does everyone assume Fay will inherit?
(a) A boat.
(b) The house.
(c) The law practice.
(d) A car.

3. Who would legally inherit the house if there is no will?
(a) Fay.
(b) Laurel.
(c) Miss Adele.
(d) Missouri.

4. How often did Laurel's mother write to Judge?
(a) Every day whenever they were apart.
(b) Monthly whenever they were apart.
(c) Weekly whenever they were apart.
(d) Once a year on their anniversary.

5. How does Fay react to her family's arrival?
(a) Fay is annoyed because she told everyone she had no family.
(b) Fay is relieved to have someone there to comfort her.
(c) Fay is happy, she has not seen her family in years.
(d) Fay is angry no one told her they were coming.

6. What did Fay leave unmade before going to New Orleans?
(a) Breakfast.
(b) A quilt.
(c) The bed.
(d) A party guest list.

7. What does Laurel find in the house when she returns?
(a) A dog.
(b) A burglar.
(c) A bird.
(d) A wild boar.

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

9. What does Laurel hope to find in Judge's library besides her mother's letters?
(a) The will.
(b) Anything that would explain her father more clearly to her.
(c) Proof that he was her father.
(d) Speeches he wrote when he was mayor.

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

11. What disturbs Laurel during the funeral service?
(a) The noises from the new interstate.
(b) A mosquito.
(c) A woodchuck peeking up under the coffin.
(d) Fay's crying.

12. What did her father's death teach Laurel's mother?
(a) To know the symtoms of a heart attack.
(b) To always remember her yearly medical checkup.
(c) To never go on vacation alone.
(d) To always know herself.

13. Why would Judge want to keep evidence of his first wife from Fay?
(a) To protect Fay from Judge's continuing feelings for his first wife.
(b) To keep Fay from getting jealous.
(c) To keep Fay from destroying them.
(d) To keep those memories sacred.

14. Where does Laurel find herself trapped after she traps the bird in the upstairs hall?
(a) The master bedroom.
(b) Her childhood bedroom.
(c) The bathroom.
(d) The garage.

15. Why do the old women dislike Fay?
(a) She is shallow and unkind.
(b) She made Judge unhappy.
(c) She will not gossip with them.
(d) She does not take care of the house.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Fay do when she sees Judge?

2. Why does Fay want to go to Texas?

3. Where did the paint come from?

4. How does the town react to Judge's death?

5. Where does Laurel believe her home is?

(see the answer keys)

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