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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the town react to Judge's death?
(a) They do not react at all.
(b) The declare a city-wide holiday.
(c) The government offices shut down, but school continues as usual.
(d) The government offices shut down and school is let out early.

2. How old are most of Laurel's friends' children?
(a) Toddlers.
(b) Grammar school aged.
(c) Teenagers.
(d) College age.

3. What is suggested Fay do with the house?
(a) Turn it into a boarding house.
(b) Turn it into a restaurant.
(c) Turn it into a motel.
(d) Sell it.

4. Where does Laurel believe her father will be buried?
(a) Beside her mother.
(b) In the new section of the cemetery.
(c) In New Orleans.
(d) In Chicago.

5. Why is Laurel saddened when she thinks of Phil?
(a) He died too young.
(b) He stole from her.
(c) He hurt her feelings.
(d) He ran away.

6. How did Judge react to conflict at home?
(a) He enjoyed it.
(b) He ignored it.
(c) He caused it.
(d) He blamed his wife for it.

7. What did Laurel's mother like to do when she went home to West Virginia?
(a) Explore and watch birds.
(b) Ride horses.
(c) Garden.
(d) Hike and pick wild flowers.

8. How long after his first wife died did Judge marry Fay?
(a) Twenty years.
(b) Six months.
(c) Ten years.
(d) One year.

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

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

11. Where is Judge buried?
(a) In Chicago.
(b) In the new section of the cemetery.
(c) Beside Laurel's mother.
(d) In New Orleans.

12. Who do they women think Fay takes after?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Judge.
(c) Laurel.
(d) Judge's first wife.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Fay decide to go?

2. Why does Fay's mother pity Laurel?

3. What does the pain symbolize to Laurel?

4. What did Judge think was enough?

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

(see the answer keys)

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