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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What drove Avey's behavior and accusations of infidelity?
(a) Photos.
(b) Her suspicious mind.
(c) Rumors at church.
(d) Gossip from the landlord.

2. Why do the native people leave for the tiny island every year?
(a) To gather exotic shells.
(b) To fish.
(c) To commune with their ancestors.
(d) To pick coconuts.

3. What are all the people at the harbor doing?
(a) Singing and dancing.
(b) Offering cab service.
(c) Hawking souvenirs.
(d) Crowding on to small wooden boats.

4. In a vision Avey's husband says she is being too careless with _______________.
(a) Money.
(b) Affections.
(c) Tips.
(d) Taxes.

5. Who tried to quiet Avey and Jay's fighting?
(a) The neighbor lady.
(b) Sis.
(c) The landlord.
(d) Annawilda.

6. How is Avey's hotel room furnished?
(a) Tudor.
(b) Italianate.
(c) French Country.
(d) Contemporary.

7. What was Thomasina's former profession?
(a) Actress.
(b) Dancer.
(c) Singer.
(d) Model.

8. What did Jay read to the girls on Sunday mornings?
(a) Storybooks.
(b) The Sunday paper.
(c) The Bible.
(d) Black poetry.

9. Which culture is Avey reminded of when she sees her hotel?
(a) Jewish.
(b) Sicilian.
(c) Eskimo.
(d) Aborigine.

10. Who were the African people who walked on water to escape bondage?
(a) Ebos.
(b) Ibos.
(c) Iqos.
(d) Ubos.

11. What beverage does Avey plan to enjoy on her flight home?
(a) White wine.
(b) Gin and tonic.
(c) Tomato juice.
(d) Coffee.

12. What was the name of the place where Avey's ancestors had been delivered as slaves?
(a) The Sorrows.
(b) The Landing.
(c) Les Miserables.
(d) Dock of Tears.

13. How does Jay react to Avey's reproaches about infidelity?
(a) Hysterically.
(b) Reasonably.
(c) Angrily.
(d) Disgustedly.

14. During their argument Avey can see that Jay desperately wants ______________.
(a) To leave her.
(b) A beer.
(c) To go to sleep.
(d) To hit her.

15. Where is Avey's current home?
(a) Philadelphia.
(b) Salinas.
(c) White Plains.
(d) Rhinebeck.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Avey's husband's formal name?

2. What is Avey's personality as an adult?

3. Who is the main character in the novel?

4. Of what does Avey suspect her husband?

5. What physical change did Jay make when he transitioned to a business career and was called Jerome?

(see the answer keys)

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