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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. Which of the following types of imagery dominates the Prologue?
(a) Flowers, landscapes, and horizons.
(b) Farms and countrysides.
(c) City streets and tall buildings.
(d) Fish, flora, and sunsets.

2. How do Savannah and Tom feel about their father during their teenage years?
(a) They are jealous of their father.
(b) They hate their father.
(c) They love their father.
(d) They feel nothing toward their father.

3. Why does Henry buy the tiger from the circus?
(a) As a playmate for the children.
(b) As security for the Wingo home.
(c) As an advertising stunt for his business.
(d) As a practical joke to play on Lila.

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

5. Where are Tom and Dr. Lowenstein at the start of Chapter Six?
(a) They are in the hospital.
(b) They are having cocktails together.
(c) They are sharing a taxi ride.
(d) They are in a therapy session at Lowenstein's office.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Tom and Dr. Lowenstein go the night after their initial meeting?

2. What do we learn about Lila's father in Chapter Eleven?

3. Why are Tom and Luke awakened in the middle of the night while visiting Savannah in New York in Chapter Two?

4. Why does Henry light a candle at the statue of the Infant of Prague?

5. Which of the following does Tom NOT call attention to during his formative years?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the phone call contrast with the idyllic opening of Chapter 1?

4. How does Tom turn the tables on Bernard?

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

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

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

8. How do the Wingo children get revenge on the Newburys?

9. What kind of family does the Prologue portray?

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

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