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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 does the store clerk give Harriet and Ione a free item in Chapter 7?
(a) For being threatened by the crazy woman.
(b) For escorting the woman out of the building.
(c) For not calling the police.
(d) For helping him clean up.

2. Where do Thor and Patty Jane argue in Chapter 6?
(a) At home.
(b) The grocery store.
(c) At a restaurant.
(d) The doctor's office.

3. What causes Patty Jane and Ione to become closer in Chapter 3?
(a) Joining a swimming club together.
(b) Patty Jane's pregnancy.
(c) Their evening walks.
(d) Ione's illness.

4. What kind of vehicle were the couples going to use on New Year's Eve in Chapter 4?
(a) A flashy convertible.
(b) A horse-drawn carriage.
(c) A limo.
(d) A bus.

5. How are the two women that Avel and Thor spend time with in Chapter 4 described?
(a) Unattractive.
(b) Exotic.
(c) Excited.
(d) Sophisticated.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Thor's affection for Patty Jane to decrease?

2. Why does Avel often communicate with his sisters?

3. Who does Avel hire in Chapter 6?

4. Who does Thor eventually spend the night with following his argument with Patty Jane in Chapter 6?

5. Who wrote the letter that Harriet shows Avel in Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Avel set off a fight at a bar on New Year's Eve?

2. Where does Thor go after his argument with Patty Jane in the grocery store?

3. What does Ione notice as Patty Jane's pregnancy becomes more obvious?

4. What happens two days after Thor goes missing? What does Avel do to find Thor?

5. How does Avel feel about his sisters? Why do Avel's sisters tell him he and Harriet must put off their wedding.

6. What kind of job does Avel offer Thor, and why?

7. What memory does Nora recall about her mother and a man at a drugstore in the prologue?

8. Why were Patty Jane and her sister raised by an aunt? What did the aunt's treatment of the girls spur Patty Jane to do?

9. What does Harriet show Avel when he returns to town in Chapter 6?

10. What does Patty Jane announce to Thor on the morning after their wedding? How do people react to the announcement?

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