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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. All of the residents of Ruby, Oklahoma are of what race?
(a) French.
(b) Cajun.
(c) African American.
(d) German.

2. The story opens with the following words:
(a) "They shot the black girl first."
(b) "The women of the Convent would be forever damned."
(c) "They shot the white girl first."
(d) "No one had any idea how terribly wrong the confrontation could go."

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

4. Who is Soane's husband?
(a) Frank Albright.
(b) Steward Morgan.
(c) K.D. Morgan.
(d) Deek Morgan.

5. What about Gigi initially shocks Mavis upon Mavis's return to the Convent?
(a) Gigi carries a live rattlesnake.
(b) Gigi looks exactly like Mavis's daughter Sal.
(c) Gigi is setting fire to Connie's garden.
(d) Gigi is naked.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Ruby Best's husband?

2. Who sits beside Mavis while the interview is taking place?

3. What did the families who settled Ruby, Oklahoma originally consider for a town name?

4. Who did Connie have an affair with?

5. Who does K.D. blame for Arnette's pregnancy?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What conditions does Mavis's mother place on Mavis being able to stay at her house?

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

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

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

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

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

8. How does Gigi become stranded at the convent?

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

10. Why does Deek drive to the bank even though it is a short distance?

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