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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Lila go to reinvent herself?
(a) Savannah.
(b) Charlotte.
(c) Colleton.
(d) Atlanta.

2. What does Tom promise to tell Dr. Lowenstein during dinner?
(a) He promises to tell her why he maintains his racist beliefs.
(b) He promises to tell her everything she wants to know about Savannah's past.
(c) He promises to let the doctor help him with his marriage.
(d) He promises to call his mother and tell her how he feels.

3. Who is Sarah Jenkins?
(a) One of Grandfather Amos' servants.
(b) A neighbor of the Wingos'.
(c) An eighty-five-year-old black midwife.
(d) Lila Wingo's sister-in-law.

4. Where do Tom and Dr. Lowenstein go the night after their initial meeting?
(a) To visit Savannah in the hospital.
(b) To visit Lila in the nursing home.
(c) To visit Luke in a psychiatric ward.
(d) To visit the grave of Tom's deceased grandfather.

5. Why is the old German priest guilt-ridden?
(a) He allows Henry to stay until he is strong enough to leave.
(b) He betrayed Jewish refugees hiding in his church.
(c) He refused to provide safe haven for Henry Wingo.
(d) He agreed to bless the German soldiers.

6. How does Luke feel about New York City?
(a) He feels that this evil city is no place for his little sister.
(b) He disagrees with Tom that urban life is more interesting than Southern gallantry.
(c) He feels that this sophisticated metropolis is the perfect place for his sister.
(d) He is fascinated by the feminists he encounters in New York.

7. How much time has passed since Tom and Luke went to visit their sister in New York?
(a) Three years.
(b) Nine years.
(c) Twenty years.
(d) Five years.

8. Why is Dr. Lowenstein's son alienated from his father?
(a) His father is rarely home because of work.
(b) He disagrees with his father's political views.
(c) His father is physically abusive, much like Tom's father.
(d) He cannot share his love for football with his father.

9. What is Dr. Lowenstein's reaction to Tom telling the story about Todd Newbury?
(a) She is amused.
(b) She is concerned.
(c) She is disinterested.
(d) She is frustrated.

10. After the children are in bed, where do Tom and his wife go?
(a) They go out for dessert.
(b) They sit outside on their porch swing.
(c) They sit by the fireplace.
(d) They take a walk on the beach.

11. How has Savannah responded to Tom's letters, according to Dr. Lowenstein?
(a) They have angered Savannah to thoughts of suicide.
(b) They have not been read by Savannah.
(c) They have inspired Savannah to overcome her illness.
(d) They have upset Savannah to the point of needing sedation.

12. Dr. Lowenstein admits that she finds it strange that the Wingo family would have a subscription to _______________.
(a) Better Homes and Gardens.
(b) The Gourmet magazine.
(c) The New York Times.
(d) The New Yorker.

13. Why might Conroy have included the scene with Tolitha's coffin in Chapter Eight?
(a) To provide a comic relief from the more depressing events of the Wingo history.
(b) To reveal some of the darker sides of the Wingo relatives.
(c) To rationalize why Tom is afraid of dying.
(d) To contrast the religions of Tom's two grandparents.

14. Why do Tom and Luke travel to New York City?
(a) To attend Savannah's poetry reading.
(b) To see the Broadway show Savannah was starring in.
(c) To meet the paternal grandfather they never knew.
(d) To visit their sick father in the hospital.

15. What does Tom read in the waiting room of Dr. Lowenstein's office?
(a) A diploma of Dr. Lowenstein's hanging on the wall.
(b) A book of paintings reminiscent of his own childhood.
(c) A magazine about childhood emotional disorders.
(d) A book of Savannah's poetry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Amos bring everyone to the hayloft barn?

2. Which of the following is NOT true about the traumatic memory from the Wingo childhood?

3. When Henry is recalled to the Air Force to go to Korea, where do Lila and the children go to live?

4. How does the principal feel about Tom beating up Todd?

5. Why does Isabel Newbury leave Tom and his mother standing on the porch?

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