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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Since his return home, what about Dale's public readings does Jack disdain?
(a) He thinks his father is faking just to get attention.
(b) He believes his father is being dishonest with people.
(c) He dislikes the way his father creates fake accents when reading.
(d) He scorns the poems and the way his father speaks to the listeners.
2. What is the foundation note for the horn Yegudkin is playing?
(a) The lowest note of the horn, F.
(b) The highest note of the horn, E.
(c) The lowest note of the horn, D.
(d) The highest note of the horn, B.
3. When Jack reaches the street after his lesson, what does he do?
(a) Puts down his horn case and lights a cigarette.
(b) Puts down his horn case and calls home.
(c) Puts down his horn case and wipes away his tears.
(d) Puts down his horn case and buys a hotdog from the vendor.
4. In their lesson after he has played the horn for Jack, what does Yegudkin not speak of that he normally does in Jack's lessons?
(a) His love for America.
(b) The stupidity of musicians.
(c) The stupidity of mankind.
(d) The beauty of the world.
5. Who takes Yegudkin and his wife away from their home?
(a) The Nazis.
(b) The Polish National Army.
(c) The Bolsheviks.
(d) The Army of the United States.
6. To whom is Yegudkin giving the Alexander?
(a) To himself.
(b) To one of his graduate students.
(c) To a new horn player.
(d) To Jack.
7. What position does Jack play in the orchestra?
(a) First chair French horn.
(b) Fourth chair French horn.
(c) Third chair French horn.
(d) Second chair French horn.
8. How does Jack speak when he talks to his father at his homecoming?
(a) He speaks clearly.
(b) He whispers too softly for anyone to hear.
(c) He mumbles to his sister.
(d) He yells at his father.
9. Since his father has returned home, what does Jack do late at night?
(a) He calls his old school friends on the phone.
(b) He dreams of joining the army.
(c) He goes up to the haymow or the orchard and plays his horn.
(d) He takes his father's motorcycle and rides into town.
10. Where does Yegudkin give his lessons on Saturdays?
(a) On the first floor of Killburn Hall.
(b) On the second floor of Killburn Hall.
(c) On the first floor of Seton Hall.
(d) On the second floor of Seton Hall.
11. What does Jack's aunt say to him while he is standing in the doorway?
(a) "Jackie, come in. It's all over. You dad's come home."
(b) "Jackie, come in. Everything is fine now."
(c) "Jackie, come in. Your fatehr is glad to see you."
(d) "Jackie, come in. Your father is ill."
12. When Jack opens the living room door, what is his father doing in the living room?
(a) Asking about the farm.
(b) Crying in his wife's lap.
(c) Laughing with his brothers.
(d) Talking to Phoebe.
13. How does the narrator describe the look in Yegudkin's eyes as he handles the Alexander?
(a) Madness, joy, or confusion.
(b) Madness, excitement, or greed.
(c) Madness, anger, or resentment.
(d) Madness, lust, or gluttony.
14. Where does Jack take his French horn lessons?
(a) New York University.
(b) The Julliard School.
(c) The New School.
(d) The Eastman School of Music.
15. What poems does Jack's father recite in public now that he has returned home?
(a) "I Lean on the Lord" and "Why Must This Be?"
(b) "Tomorrow's Bridge" and "This Too Will Pass."
(c) "The Weight of the World" and "Sufferers Be Still."
(d) "Bridge to Madison County" and "My Way."
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Yegudkin's wife sit while he teaches?
2. After leaving Russia, what does Yegudkin do in his new country?
3. In what orchestra does Yegudkin play before he comes to New York?
4. What is Phoebe doing during the homecoming?
5. What does Jack bring with him each night when he returns from milking the cows?
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