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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. How would you describe the tone of Dr. Lowenstein when she refers to Tom as "Tom Wingo of South Carolina"?
(a) Apathetic.
(b) Sympathetic.
(c) Flirtatious.
(d) Condescending.

2. During which decade does Tom begin recalling the story of his family?
(a) 1920s.
(b) 1940s.
(c) 1960s.
(d) 1950s.

3. What does Tom recall that his father did not allow?
(a) He did not permit failure at school.
(b) He did not permit disrepect.
(c) He did not permit crimes against nature.
(d) He did not permit socializing with other races.

4. What does Ruby Blankenship offer the children?
(a) Juicy Fruit.
(b) Orange juice.
(c) Saltwater taffy.
(d) Cotton candy.

5. How does Lila react to the turkey donated by the Colleton League?
(a) She shoots it with a shotgun.
(b) She throws it in the garbage.
(c) She refuses to accept it.
(d) She breaks down in tears.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who or what is "Callanwolde"?

2. Chapter Two flashes back to the 1970s when Tom is a _____________.

3. Why is Dr. Lowenstein's son alienated from his father?

4. How much time has passed since Tom and Luke went to visit their sister in New York?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Luke pray for before his father leaves for Korea?

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

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

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

6. How does the fury of the storm echo the plight of Lila Wingo?

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

8. How does the scene in the funeral parlor contrast with the rest of the Wingo childhood?

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

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

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