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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. What didn't the lady see when she judged Peggy?
(a) A child who had known pain.
(b) A poor, ill bred girl.
(c) How awful it must be to know things that didn't bear knowing.
(d) A country girl.

2. Why did Alvin look forward to leaving the town of Vigor Church to begin his apprenticeship?
(a) All of these.
(b) His parents were mean to him.
(c) He had caught his father trying to kill him.
(d) His home was stained with too much innocent blood for him to hanker to stay.

3. What comment did Makepeace have for the water from the well Alvin dug?
(a) Both of these.
(b) Neither of these.
(c) It was the sweetest water he had ever drank.
(d) It was the clearest water out of a day old well he'd ever seen.

4. What did Peggy figure out about why her mother had been disappointed with her?
(a) Peggy had never needed her mother.
(b) Peggy had been a mean spirited child.
(c) All of these.
(d) Peggy had never been grateful enough to her mother.

5. What did Alvin hear?
(a) A bird's wings through the air.
(b) Crickets chirping.
(c) Toads croaking.
(d) A bird's song.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of emotions did Horace Guester's name bring about in Mistress Modesty?

2. What was the difference between Cavil and Abraham?

3. What did Peggy wish to be?

4. What was the name of the horse that Makepeace was shoeing?

5. What did Alvin think when he 'saw' the fresh corpse beneath the soil?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was the man that Peggy had been dancing with confused when Peggy stopped dancing?

2. What incident caused Peggy to reveal herself as being who she really was?

3. What kinds of things did Alvin do around the springhouse?

4. What excuses were offered to Old Peg to try and talk sense into her?

5. Why is it that Miss Larner can't teach Alvin to be a Maker directly?

6. What might Peggy have said if she had gotten a chance, before her mama died?

7. Why was Mistress Modesty so upset?

8. For what reasons did Alvin make the manacles, and why didn't he put them in water to cool?

9. Why did Alvin end up feeling like he was "half hisself"?

10. How did Peggy see the world around the Hio?

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