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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. Henry tries which of the following plots to make money?
(a) He invests in ethnic greeting cards.
(b) All of these.
(c) He buys the Esso gasoline station in Colleton.
(d) He tries farming.

2. What do we learn about Lila's father in Chapter Eleven?
(a) He was a caring and loving provider.
(b) He was deadpan and nondescript.
(c) He was a cheapskate.
(d) He was an evil-tempered drunk.

3. How does the Wingo family react to the last still born, Rose Ann?
(a) Henry baptizes the baby himself in the kitchen sink.
(b) Henry puts the body in the shrimp freezer.
(c) Lila forces the children to pray for the baby's soul.
(d) All answers are correct.

4. What is the name of the school Bernard attends?
(a) Monsignor Farrell.
(b) Cornwallis Prep.
(c) Welton.
(d) Phillips Exeter.

5. Where is Melrose Island located?
(a) Outside Long Island Sound.
(b) Among the Florida Keys.
(c) Off the coast of South Carolina.
(d) Near a shipping town in North Carolina.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is the name of Tom's sister?

4. What transformation occurs in Henry when he is on his shrimping boat?

5. What is it about Henry Wingo that is difficult for Tom to reconcile?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the story of Lila's quest to win the Colleton League cookbook contest reveal about her character?

2. How does Tom explain the recording of Savannah's psychotic seizure?

3. How does Lila react to the news of Tom's actions against Todd?

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

5. How does the death of Rose Ann reveal the nature of the Wingo parents?

6. Why doesn't Lila want the children to tell their father about the man called "Callanwolde"?

7. Why does Tom feel the fallow deer are out of place in the Central Park Zoo?

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

9. How would you describe Lila Wingo?

10. What is curious about Tolitha and Amos having Henry for a son?

(see the answer keys)

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