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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What color eyes does the condemned man have?
(a) Green.
(b) Gray.
(c) Blue.
(d) Brown.

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

3. What are the man's movements?
(a) He is jumping up and down.
(b) He is doing acrobatics.
(c) He is fixed on one spot.
(d) He is exercising on the ground.

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

5. What role do the sentinels have in the impending execution?
(a) They arrested the men.
(b) They will give the signal to proceed.
(c) They are waiting on word of a reprieve.
(d) No role.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the man think of when he closes his eyes?

2. What crime has the condemned man committed?

3. Which of the following does NOT describe the condemned man?

4. What do the men in the infantry do while waiting for the execution?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how the metallic sound affects the man and what does he discover is the source of the sound?

2. Explain how the author almost tries to warn Peyton by the statement of "All's fair in love and war."

3. Describe the darkness and uncertainty of the forest and what incentive keeps Peyton moving.

4. How does Peyton's walking take a more pleasant tone and where does he end up?

5. What does the soldier tell Peyton about what the Yanks are doing?

6. How does Part 3 begin?

7. Who does Peyton see coming to meet him and how does he respond?

8. What does the soldier tell Peyton about a notice that has been posted?

9. What happens to startle Peyton out of his reverie of the beauty of the nature he sees?

10. Describe the vortex in which Peyton finds himself after thinking he was safe from the Federal soldiers.

(see the answer keys)

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