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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. Tom recalls a time during his________ year when he killed a bald eagle.
(a) Fifteenth.
(b) Twentieth.
(c) Tenth.
(d) Fifth.

2. Tom's mother often made up stories about _____________.
(a) About the lives of their ancestors.
(b) About the civil war heroes of the South.
(c) About the dreams of all living things.
(d) About her husband's past.

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

4. Which of the following characters dies during the storm?
(a) Esther.
(b) Lila.
(c) Amos.
(d) Sarah.

5. Where does the narrative of Chapter Four take place?
(a) In Europe where Henry is a pilot stationed in Europe.
(b) On the island as Lila lays in labor.
(c) In Germany where Henry's plane has been shot down.
(d) In New York City as Savannah prepares for another performance.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following types of imagery dominates the Prologue?

2. Tom's story is set against the backdrop of which war?

3. How does the principal feel about Tom beating up Todd?

4. Tom is determined to discover ____________.

5. When Henry is recalled to the Air Force to go to Korea, where do Lila and the children go to live?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tom turn the tables on Bernard?

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

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

4. What kind of family does the Prologue portray?

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

6. Why does Tom suggest that football is a good thing for the unhappy Bernard?

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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