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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. Why is the friendship between Connie and Soane surprising?
(a) Soane often steals money from Connie.
(b) Connie and Soane competed for the same job at the textile factory.
(c) Connie had an affair with Soane's husband.
(d) Connie is an extreme racist, and Soane is black.

2. What does Mavis do upon first seeing Gigi?
(a) Offers her a diet soda.
(b) Demands to know if she saw the boys who stole the car tires.
(c) Pretends not to see her.
(d) Slams on the brakes of her car.

3. Where does Richard Misner preach?
(a) Mount Cavalry Church.
(b) On the street.
(c) At the Convent.
(d) Zion National Bank.

4. Who does K.D. blame for Arnette's pregnancy?
(a) Connie.
(b) Arnette.
(c) Deek.
(d) Himself.

5. How long has Mavis been away from the Convent when she returns to meet Gigi?
(a) Overnight.
(b) Three days.
(c) One month.
(d) Six hours.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the nephew of the Morgan twins?

2. What is Gigi searching for when she arrives in Ruby?

3. Who are the wealthiest men in Ruby, Oklahoma?

4. What do some residents of Ruby want to do to the community oven?

5. The story opens with the following words:

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one of the things the Morgan twins probably consider when they are trying to decide what to do about Arnette's pregnancy?

2. How does Mavis get confused and diverted from her intention to go straight to California?

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

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

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

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

7. How does Mavis retrieve her car and get it to the Convent?

8. What is immediately noticeable about Gigi?

9. Why is Mavis' mother less than supportive when Mavis arrives at her house?

10. How does the plot not flow in a chronological manner in the chapter "Ruby"?

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