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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 accident, what are the themes of Jack's stories?
(a) Running away to desert islands.
(b) Murder and kidnapping.
(c) Self-sacrifice and redemption.
(d) Super heroes and world domination.
2. What is Phoebe doing in the kitchen when Jack comes in?
(a) Making chicken salad.
(b) Scrubbing the sink.
(c) Mopping the floor.
(d) Making cakes.
3. What month is it when Jack sits under the tree with Phoebe and has lunch?
4. What do the men talk about while they are at the feed store?
(a) Jack and the accident.
(b) Their wives.
(c) Democrats and the weather.
(d) Feed and grain.
5. Who does Jack's father blame for his son's death?
(a) His wife.
(c) The tractor.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Jack find off of the cow path?
2. When does Jack feel almost happy and content?
3. What is the kitchen like in Jack's house?
4. What kinds of things does Jack's mother insist her children do?
5. When Jack stops for lunch after driving the tractor in the fields all morning, where does he sit?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the reader realize when Yegudkin plays the French horn?
2. How does Jack react when his father reads Jack's poems in public? Why does he feel the way he does about his father's poetry readings?
3. Describe the scene in which Yegudkin opens the Alexander he has ordered for a student.
4. What do we know about Yegudkin's wife? What does she look like? What does she do?
5. Although he practices in the hayloft and is part of the civic orchestra, Jack refuses to play his horn either at church or at home. Why?
6. What does Yegudkin say about the fact that he is now too deaf to play in an orchestra?
7. Jack has a nightly routine upon entering the house. What is that routine? What seems different to him on this evening?
8. When describing Jack's routines in the early mornings, the author uses the word "sweet" more than once. What things are sweet about the mornings for Jack?
9. What is Jack's "black memory"? What sounds and sights does Jack relive in his black memory?
10. How do Jack's family and his mother's friends view his passionate interest in his horn? Are they concerned? Why?
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