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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. After the children are in bed, where do Tom and his wife go?
(a) They sit by the fireplace.
(b) They go out for dessert.
(c) They take a walk on the beach.
(d) They sit outside on their porch swing.

2. Tom and Savannah admittedly resent their parents because ___________.
(a) They separated before the children could know their father.
(b) They participated in racist rallies and demonstrations.
(c) They used their children as ammunition during their own battles.
(d) They refused to spend any time with the children while growing up.

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

4. How much time has passed since Tom and Luke went to visit their sister in New York?
(a) Nine years.
(b) Three years.
(c) Twenty years.
(d) Five years.

5. Which of the following is NOT true about the traumatic memory from the Wingo childhood?
(a) Tom and Luke agree never to speak about it.
(b) Tom and Luke remember every detail of what happened that day.
(c) Lila insists it never happened.
(d) Savannah seems to be unaffected by the experience.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do we learn is Dr. Lowenstein's first name?

2. How does Lila react to the turkey donated by the Colleton League?

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

4. What is the name of Tom's wife?

5. Why does Amos bring everyone to the hayloft barn?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Tom find the map on Reese Newbury's wall disconcerting?

2. Does the Wingo family achieve closure by the end of the novel?

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

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

5. How does Tom explain the recording of Savannah's psychotic seizure?

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

7. What are the ramifications of the divorce proceedings?

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

9. Why is Tom jealous of Savannah in Chapter 18?

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

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