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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) Farms and countrysides.
(b) Fish, flora, and sunsets.
(c) Flowers, landscapes, and horizons.
(d) City streets and tall buildings.

2. Who is Sarah Jenkins?
(a) An eighty-five-year-old black midwife.
(b) One of Grandfather Amos' servants.
(c) Lila Wingo's sister-in-law.
(d) A neighbor of the Wingos'.

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

4. How would you characterize Bernard's attitude in his first meeting with Tom?
(a) Dull and indifferent.
(b) Warm and amicable.
(c) Anxious and enthusiastic.
(d) Resentful and angry.

5. What happens as Tom tries to explain the game of football to Dr. Lowenstein?
(a) She understands and appreciates the game.
(b) She agrees to attend Bernard's games in the fall.
(c) She is outraged that Tom would even speak to her about sports.
(d) She refuses to understand it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Tom tell Dr. Lowenstein the story of his mother's quest to win the Colleton League cookbook contest?

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

3. Tom is determined to discover ____________.

4. How has Savannah responded to Tom's letters, according to Dr. Lowenstein?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does the Prologue present the father of the Wingo children?

7. How does Tom turn the tables on Bernard?

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

9. What kind of family does the Prologue portray?

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

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