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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 is the name of Tom's sister?
(a) Lila.
(b) Rose.
(c) Susan.
(d) Savannah.

2. What is it about Henry Wingo that is difficult for Tom to reconcile?
(a) He does not think his father taught him anything growing up.
(b) He does not see how the war made his father such an emotional person.
(c) He does not know why his father loved Luke more than Tom.
(d) He cannot understand how Tolitha and Amos created such a dangerous man.

3. What is the initial topic of Tom's heated discussion with Dr. Lowenstein?
(a) The nature of Savannah's poetry.
(b) The abbreviated history Tom gives of his childhood.
(c) The ignorance Tom has of mental health.
(d) The doctor's refusal to give Tom her first name.

4. Why does Tom tell Dr. Lowenstein the story of his mother's quest to win the Colleton League cookbook contest?
(a) To show Lila's lust to be part of the social elite.
(b) To show Lila's lack of maternal instincts.
(c) To show Lila's determination and work ethic.
(d) To show Lila's innate ability as a homemaker.

5. What news do Tom and his family discover in Chapter One?
(a) Tom's father recently passed away.
(b) Savannah has tried to commit suicide again.
(c) Tom's brother decided to move back home.
(d) Lila has finally remarried.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following images from the Prologue could serve as an analogy for Tom and Savannah's wondrous and nightmarish childhood?

2. Tom describes his father as a ________.

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

4. What does Lila do after finding Savannah's journal?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the significance of the game Tom plays with his daughters?

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

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

5. How would you describe Lila Wingo?

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

7. What is one of the benefits of Tom's extraordinary childhood?

8. Why does Tom admit to hating both men and women equally?

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

10. What does the robbery that Luke witnesses in New York show us about the city?

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