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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. Who was Ruby Best's husband?
(a) As a nun she considered herself married to God.
(b) She was a lifelong spinster.
(c) Pete Best.
(d) Roger Best.

2. Why does Gigi remain at the Convent rather than continue on with Roger?
(a) She doesn't trust the safety of Roger's vehicle.
(b) She stays to comfort a person that is terribly upset.
(c) Roger is a terrible driver.
(d) Roger refuses to let her ride in his vehicle anymore.

3. Who takes Mavis to get gasoline for her car?
(a) Soane.
(b) Connie.
(c) Toni.
(d) Frank.

4. Where is Gigi the first time that Mavis sees her?
(a) Sprawled in the yard.
(b) In the cellar below the barn.
(c) On television.
(d) On top of the windmill.

5. Instead of being supportive of Mavis's decision, what does Mavis's mother say?
(a) That she does not want to be an accomplice in Mavis's crimes.
(b) That Mavis is nothing better than a car thief.
(c) That Mavis always was the runaway type.
(d) That Mavis has three children that need her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What story does Mavis tell the reporter?

2. Where did Mavis's twins die?

3. What was the former profession of the old woman Connie tends?

4. What does Seneca put on Sweetie's shoulders?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do the men from Ruby justify such drastic action against the women at the Convent?

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

4. Why did Deek tell Roger to make sure all part's of Deek's son's funeral were black?

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

6. 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?

7. What is immediately noticeable about Gigi?

8. Why did Seneca go to Wichita, and why was the trip unproductive?

9. Why is there instant animosity between Mavis and Gigi?

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

(see the answer keys)

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