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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the condemned man note about the driftwood in the water below?
(a) It is gray.
(b) It is very small.
(c) It is moving slowly.
(d) It is huge.

2. The sound becomes ______________ for the condemned man.
(a) Quiet.
(b) Jarring.
(c) Calming.
(d) Maddening.

3. What signal does the captain give to the sergeant?
(a) He winks.
(b) He salutes.
(c) He nods.
(d) He shakes his hand.

4. What does the captain do after giving the signal to the sergeant?
(a) Salutes the troops.
(b) Shoots his pistol.
(c) Rides away.
(d) Steps aside.

5. Where are the sentinels standing guard?
(a) In trees.
(b) In nearby fields.
(c) In boats.
(d) The ends of the bridge.

6. Which of the following does NOT describe the condemned man?
(a) Accomplished.
(b) Good-looking.
(c) Common criminal.
(d) Wealthy.

7. What is the man looking at?
(a) Sky.
(b) Water.
(c) Faces.
(d) Trees.

8. The rope around the man's neck is attached to ______________________.
(a) A cross timber.
(b) A tree.
(c) A scaffold.
(d) A forklift.

9. Why is the man immobile?
(a) He is paralyzed.
(b) He is trying to hide.
(c) His neck is in a noose.
(d) He is playing a game.

10. What is the date of the beginning of Part 1?
(a) It not known.
(b) June 25, 1864.
(c) September 15, 1954.
(d) April 7, 1813.

11. What do the man's clothes indicate about him?
(a) He is too young to die.
(b) He is a criminal.
(c) He is a soldier.
(d) He has been sucessful.

12. The soldiers treat death with military etiquette and _______________.
(a) Silence.
(b) Eulogies.
(c) Singing.
(d) Speeches.

13. How many sentinels stand guard over the men on the platform?
(a) 6.
(b) 4.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

14. Where is the man standing at the beginning of Part 1?
(a) A cave.
(b) A railroad bridge.
(c) A city street.
(d) An alley.

15. What is the man wearing?
(a) Night shirt.
(b) A frockcoat.
(c) Overalls.
(d) Military uniform.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do all the men on the platform have in common?

2. What does the condemned man want to do as the noise pounds in his head?

3. Who is the author of AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE?

4. Which of the following is NOT a rank among the men on the platform with the man?

5. How many other men are on the platform with the man?

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