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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. When a reporter looks up Houdini to get his reaction to the escape, where is he found?
(a) On his way to Europe.
(b) Escaping from a trunk in the East River.
(c) In the theater.
(d) At his mother's grave.

2. Where do Father and The Boy go in spite of the tension surrounding Coalhouse's being at large?
(a) On a drive through Harlem.
(b) To see the Statue of Liberty.
(c) A Giants baseball game.
(d) To Coney Island.

3. How does the knowledge of Coalhouse Walker's activities eventually become known?
(a) One of the gang members drops out and goes to the police.
(b) Younger Brother keeps a diary of every day with Coalhouse.
(c) A black lawyer gets information from one of Coalhouse's gang.
(d) Coalhouse writes everything down to be opened after his death.

4. Who cares for the baby while Sarah lay dying in the hospital?
(a) The Boy takes charge of the baby.
(b) Younger Brother moves into Sarah's room and cares for the baby.
(c) Coalhouse comes and looks after the baby.
(d) Mother holds the baby constantly.

5. When the New York City papers get the story, what happens with Chief Conklin?
(a) He has to go into hiding.
(b) He becomes a target for former abolutionists.
(c) He becomes hated as the perpetrator of the act of revenge.
(d) He becomes a state-wide hero.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event is a great disappointment to Morgan?

2. Why does Baron Ashkenazy say his daughter is sad and seldom speaks?

3. How is the funeral described?

4. What happens at the Emerald Isle Fire Station?

5. Who does Younger Brother attach himself to in Mexico?

Short Essay Questions

1. What plans do Father and Mother make to get away from the Coalhouse problem?

2. What is Sarah's funeral like?

3. That spring, what happens at the Matteawan State Prison Farm?

4. What does Younger Brother do that the family is completely unaware of?

5. What is the beginning of the trouble with Coalhouse Walker?

6. What does Father decide to do to make up for the time he has not spent with The Boy?

7. What does Morgan think about making automobiles available to the masses?

8. Why is Emma Goldman arrested after Coalhouse takes over the museum?

9. What becomes fashionable because of Morgan's obsession with Egyptology?

10. Why does Father return alone to New York, leaving the family in Atlantic City.

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