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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. After producing a letter from Lila, how does Dr. Lowenstein view Tom's mother?
(a) She thinks Lila is a concerned parent.
(b) She thinks Lila is no different than her own mother.
(c) She thinks Lila is a calculating manipulator.
(d) She thinks Lila is a terrible caregiver.

2. Why does Tom begin writing letters to South Carolina?
(a) He is writing Luke to tell him about Savannah's progress.
(b) He is writing his mother to reconcile their estranged relationship.
(c) He is writing schools to find a football coaching position.
(d) He is writing his wife to reignite the lost romance between them.

3. How does Luke respond to the tiger's presence?
(a) He is terribly afraid of the tiger.
(b) He begs his father to bring the tiger back.
(c) He looks for ways to kill the tiger.
(d) He begins training the tiger.

4. Which of the following events does NOT transpire when Tom visits Savannah's apartment?
(a) He reads a letter from his wallet written by Savannah years ago.
(b) He breaks down and weeps after seeing his sister's artwork on the walls.
(c) He lies down on Savannah's bed with a migraine headache.
(d) He is threatened by a neighbor wielding a pistol.

5. How does Luke feel about New York City?
(a) He disagrees with Tom that urban life is more interesting than Southern gallantry.
(b) He feels that this evil city is no place for his little sister.
(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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Tom promise to tell Dr. Lowenstein during dinner?

2. According to Tom, which character seems to be the most caring person in the children's lives?

3. What news do Tom and his family discover in Chapter One?

4. What is Dr. Lowenstein's reaction to Tom telling the story about Todd Newbury?

5. What does Tom recall that his father did not allow?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the topic of Savannah's poetry?

2. What plans do the Wingo children have after graduation?

3. How does Lila feel about Henry's profession as a shrimper?

4. Why does Tom punch Todd Newbury, and what does this reveal or suggest about Tom?

5. Why does Tom feel Grandma Tolitha returns to Grandpa Wingo?

6. How does Dr. Lowenstein perceive Lila in Chapter Six?

7. How does the Prologue present the father of the Wingo children?

8. How does Lila react to Henry's buying a tiger?

9. Why does Tom suggest that football is a good thing for the unhappy Bernard?

10. What feelings do the townspeople have toward Amos?

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