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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 Jack approaches the berry bushes, what does he notice escaping from them?
2. How does Jack respond to Phoebe's question at the beginning of lunch?
(a) "I am fine for now."
(b) "I'd rather be alone."
(c) "Not really."
(d) "No thank you."
3. What does Jack do to try and block out the raging in his head?
(a) He waves his hands at the sky.
(b) He stomps his feet and screams.
(c) He grinds his teeth.
(d) He pounds his fist on his head.
4. What does Jack notice as he takes a long sip from his drink during lunch?
(a) Phoebe looks like she wants to run away.
(b) Phoebe looks like she wants to cry.
(c) Phoebe looks like she wants to say something.
(d) Phoebe looks like she wants to scream at Jack.
5. 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) Silas Marner's monologue.
(d) Brutus' soliloquy.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Jack stops for lunch after driving the tractor in the fields all morning, where does he sit?
2. In Dale's story, whose skull is Lord Byron trying to make into a drinking cup?
3. How does the narrator describe Jack's mother before the accident?
4. What does Phoebe ask Jack as he begins his lunch?
5. What is the kitchen like in Jack's house?
Short Essay Questions
1. Jack begins to play the French horn in earnest. Why does he do this? Where does he practice?
2. How does the narrator describe Jack's lessons with Yegudkin?
3. Jack and Phoebe have an interchange about saying grace over lunch. What is that interchange, and why is important to the story?
4. How does Jack react every time he relives the image of his brother David being crushed by the cultipacker?
5. When he is driving the tractor, how does Jack's behavior mimic that of his father?
6. When Dale looks up to the door and sees Jack, what does Dale say to his son? How does Jack respond to his father?
7. What are some of the ways Dale Hawthorne deals with his grief over the death of his son? What comment does the narrator make as to people's opinion of Hawthorne's behavior?
8. Later in the evening following their lunch, Jack comes to understand about why Phoebe is alarmed about his not saying grace before eating. What does he realize grace means to Phoebe?
9. How old is Phoebe when she brings lunch out to the field? As she comes out to the field, how is she described by the narrator? What are her responsibilities?
10. With whom does Jack begin studying French horn? What information are we given about this teacher in this section? Where does he teach?
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