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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. Where do Tom and Dr. Lowenstein go the night after their initial meeting?
(a) To visit the grave of Tom's deceased grandfather.
(b) To visit Luke in a psychiatric ward.
(c) To visit Savannah in the hospital.
(d) To visit Lila in the nursing home.

2. What does Tom really think of Bernard?
(a) He thinks he is unhappy.
(b) He thinks he is a closet homosexual.
(c) He thinks he has a lot of athletic ability.
(d) He thinks he is a spoiled brat.

3. What does Dr. Lowenstein's husband do for a living?
(a) He is a musician.
(b) He is a professor at a city university.
(c) He is a writer.
(d) He is a doctor like his wife.

4. Why does Henry light a candle at the statue of the Infant of Prague?
(a) For the old priest who was hung for helping Henry.
(b) For the farm woman who was beaten for feeding Henry.
(c) For the Swiss family whose house was destroyed for haboring Henry.
(d) For his family, whom Henry misses very much.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following events does NOT transpire when Tom visits Savannah's apartment?

2. Where are Tom and Dr. Lowenstein at the start of Chapter Six?

3. What happens as Tom tries to explain the game of football to Dr. Lowenstein?

4. What is the initial topic of Tom's heated discussion with Dr. Lowenstein?

5. After the children are in bed, where do Tom and his wife go?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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