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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How old is the child when he dies?
2. What have his co-workers accepted about Jack when he stops working for lunch?
(a) His gregarious ways.
(b) His huge appetite.
(c) His rudeness.
(d) His need to be alone.
3. What sound does Jack remember from the accident?
(a) The sound of heavy equipment.
(b) The thunder following the lightening strike.
(c) The crack of his brother's skull.
(d) His sister's scream.
4. What recitation of his father's does Jack recall as he suffers his anger and grief?
(a) Mark Antony's condemnation.
(b) Cicero's final speech.
(c) Brutus' soliloquy.
(d) Silas Marner's monologue.
5. How far is the Hawthorne farm from the nearest house?
(a) One mile.
(b) Five miles.
(c) Half a mile.
(d) Two miles.
6. Who are the heroines of Jack's stories?
(a) His teacher and a schoolgirl named Margaret.
(b) His mother and his sister, Phoebe.
(c) A schoolgirl named Margaret and his cousin, Linda.
(d) His sister and his French horn teacher.
7. How does the narrator describe Jack's mother before the accident?
(a) A cheerful woman who laughed and loved telling stories.
(b) A glum woman who always expected the worst.
(c) A happy woman who was shy and retiring.
(d) A sad woman who had suffered greatly in her life.
8. When Jack's father is gone for days, who takes over the work of the farm?
(a) Jack and hired help.
(b) Jack alone.
(c) Jack and his uncles, nieghbors or cousins.
(d) Jack and his friends.
9. When Jack enters his home after riding the tractor home in the thunderstorm, how does he behave?
(a) He is friendly.
(b) He is aloof.
(c) He is silent.
(d) He is furous.
10. What time of day is it when Jack brings in the herd from the upper pasture?
(b) Early morning.
(c) Early afternoon.
(d) Late evening.
11. What is one habit Jack's father takes up after the accident?
(a) Talking in his sleep.
(b) Eating constantly.
(c) Chain smoking Lucky Strikes.
(d) Drinking beer all day.
12. What is Jack referring to when he says "it was what life ought to be, what he'd once believed it was."?
(a) Life on the farm was a struggle, and now things seeem better.
(b) Life on the farm was good and simple before he killed his brother.
(c) Life should be easy and he does not know why it is not easy now.
(d) Life should be lived to the fullest, now he is stuck on a farm.
13. Who is working and helping to harvest the fields with Jack?
(a) Neighbors and cousins.
(b) Friends and uncles.
(c) Phoebe and her friends.
(d) His mother and grandfather.
14. What does Jack do to try and block out the raging in his head?
(a) He grinds his teeth.
(b) He stomps his feet and screams.
(c) He pounds his fist on his head.
(d) He waves his hands at the sky.
15. What does Jack's father struggle with about his religious beliefs?
(a) Is there a Hell?
(b) How anyone could not believe in God.
(c) How God could be in Heaven.
(d) How God could let such a horrible thing happen to his child.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Jack feel a sense of belonging when he is working?
2. What does Jack find off of the cow path?
3. What kind of man is Jack's father?
4. What does one of Betty's friends say to her about Jack?
5. As Jack walks down the road, what is on his right?
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