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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. At the Convent, what does Roger load into his vehicle?
(a) Vegetables from Connie's garden.
(b) Sacks of grain.
(c) A body.
(d) Seventeen bags of rice.

2. Who was the only person to die in the town that became Ruby, Oklahoma during a period of two decades?
(a) Ruby Best.
(b) Steward Morgan.
(c) K.D. Morgan.
(d) Toni Morrison.

3. How many hotels are located in Ruby?
(a) Two plus the diner and boardinghouse.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) None.

4. Who drives Mavis to the Cadillac?
(a) Frank.
(b) A young man from Ruby.
(c) Connie.
(d) The Justice of the Peace.

5. What state is the town of Ruby located?
(a) Texas.
(b) South Carolina.
(c) Oklahoma.
(d) Arkansas.

Short Answer Questions

1. What unwashed, unprepared objects in the pantry at the Convent lead the men to believe that the women at the Convent are lazier than the women in Ruby?

2. What does Mavis come to believe about her husband's and children's intentions toward her?

3. Why does Seneca have difficulty sleeping at the Convent?

4. Who takes Mavis to get gasoline for her car?

5. What type of animal does Deek hunt?

Short Essay Questions

1. What causes the men to think that the women at the Convent are perhaps not as hard working as the women in Ruby?

2. How did Mavis' twins die, according to the story Mavis tells the reporter?

3. In addition to being respected as founders of the town of Ruby, what is another way that the Morgan twins have power over the townspeople?

4. What means do the Morgan twins use to help their nephew out of trouble when he impregnates Arnette?

5. How has the community oven lost its significance?

6. When Gigi accepts a ride from Roger Best, what are her plans at that time?

7. Why does Mavis become frightened during the interview, and why does she decide to flee?

8. Why is the town of Ruby not a place that attracts travelers?

9. Why did the founders of Ruby decide to name the town Ruby instead of New Haven?

10. Why do the men from Ruby go to the Convent?

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