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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who unexpectedly visits the village?
(a) A group of southern Californian tourists.
(b) A group of clergymen.
(c) A group of tourists from Texas.
(d) A groups of Indians from a neighboring village.
2. The woman Keetah had lived with at school
(a) Gave her every chance to prove herself in the white world.
(b) Denied her food and lodging when she arrived.
(c) Was afraid of her and treated her badly.
(d) Was supportive and caring.
3. Why are the elders concerned about the burial grounds?
(a) The coffins are overcrowding the villagers' homes.
(b) The Indians keep getting drunk and passing out there.
(c) The white tourists have located it and insist on visiting.
(d) Many coffins have fallen from the trees and bones lie on the ground.
4. In March, what burden is lifted from the villagers?
(a) The burden of Sam.
(b) The burden of the white man.
(c) The burden of winter.
(d) The burden of liquor.
5. The teacher does not attend the funeral because
(a) If he shows he cares, he will have to help with the funera.
(b) If he shows he cares, the Indians will tease him.
(c) If he shows he cares, he will have to live and suffer.
(d) If he shows he cares, he will have to live and die with the villagers.
6. The Bishop hopes Mark's time in the village has taught him
(a) Enough of the meaning of life to be ready to die.
(b) The cold indifference of nature.
(c) To appreciate the good things life has offered him.
(d) The difference between whites and Indians.
7. When Keetah returns, it is because
(a) She cannot find Gordon.
(b) She chooses to return to the village.
(c) She has to ask for help from Gordon's relatives.
(d) She has been defeated by the white world.
8. What does Mark Brian try to prepare the school boys for?
(a) Living in white society.
(b) Living with women.
(c) Living among strangers.
(d) Living in the Indian world.
9. During his travels with Jim, the river has always offered Mark
(a) Another passage way, or a way out.
(b) A reason to return to the village.
(c) The chance to go home again.
(d) Another reason to trust the Bishop.
10. Who travels up the river with Mark and the Bishop?
(a) A pregnant woman.
(b) Calamity Bill.
(d) A drunken villager.
11. Mark observes that everything in nature
(a) Seemed to sense his presence.
(b) Seemed to sense his illness.
(c) Seemed to know its place.
(d) Seemed to know he did not belong.
12. What favor does Keetah ask from Mark on behalf of the villagers?
(a) She asks him to bring the Bishop back.
(b) She asks him to help her find Gordon again.
(c) She asks him to stay until he dies.
(d) She asks him to perform her marriage to Jim.
13. The dying man asks Mark Brian to
(a) Spread his ashes in a certain place.
(b) Deliver a fine eulogy for him.
(c) Contact all his friends and relatives.
(d) Obtain a fine suit for his burial.
14. Why does Mark refuse to urge Gordon to stay, as the elders have asked him?
(a) He has promised Keetah he would not interfere.
(b) He has promised Gordon's mother to help him get an education.
(c) He has promised Jim to urge Gordon to go.
(d) He has promised Gordon he will help him get out of the village.
15. Marta's prayer for Mark
(a) Echoes the prayer of a mother for her child.
(b) Echoes the prayers Mark taught her.
(c) Echoes the prayer of an Indian for a white man.
(d) Echoes the prayer of a woman for her lover.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mrs. Hudson suggest they serve at Mark's funeral?
2. The visitors cause Mark Brian to feel what about the world of the white man he has left behind?
3. On the river, Mark stops to help
4. Mark advises Jim to
5. Who waits up for Mark at the end of the novel?
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