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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. Why was Bruce reluctant to leave his mother at home while he went to the prom?
(a) She never got to go anywhere nice.
(b) His father had beaten her again.
(c) She was recovering from breast cancer surgery.
(d) She had a sick migraine.
2. Who interrupts Bruce and Nola during the activity in #104?
(a) Bruce's father.
3. Where did Bill Binnion advise Bruce to go after college?
(a) Ad agency.
(c) The army.
(d) Law school.
4. Bruce recalls that Bailey ____________________ Nola.
(a) had no romantic interest in.
(b) never noticed.
(c) was deeply attracted to.
(d) could take or leave.
5. How had Bruce viewed Joe's father when Bruce was a boy?
(a) As unattainable.
(b) As an average guy.
(c) As a hero.
(d) As a bum.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why had Nola's brother taken Bruce behind the barn?
2. Who had written the letter Bruce picks out of the box?
3. With whom does Bruce believe Nola had made love before him?
4. What does Bruce note about the second house he visits on this night?
5. What did Bruce tell Nola to try to lift her spirits?
Short Essay Questions
1. Other than leaving Nola, what complicated Bruce's decision regarding going to law school?
2. What were the circumstances that prompted Bruce to go to law school?
3. What did Bruce do when it became apparent that Bailey was hitting on Nola?
4. What had Bruce thought about Nola's family members?
5. What does Bruce recall about his brother, Chet's, life?
6. How did Bruce separate himself from his own family in favor of the Mulders?
7. How does Bruce feel that he is above Nola's family members?
8. Why does Bruce think more about his time with Nola than Chet when he returned for Chet's funeral?
9. Why did Bruce and Nola have few intimate moments together?
10. How have Bruce's perceptions of Nola changed over the years?
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