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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. Where does Thomas' manager advise him to get a job?
(a) In a casino
(b) In a meatpacking plant
(c) On a ship
(d) In a bakery
2. Gretchen now has no husband and no ______________.
3. Where do Rudolph and Jean go on their honeymoon?
4. Why is Thomas unable to find out whether the mob is still after him?
(a) Pappy is dead
(b) The e-mails keep bouncing back
(c) He can't get cell reception
(d) The letters are lost
5. What is the state of Rudolph's employment?
(a) He has changed professions
(b) He is retiring soon
(c) He is starting his own business
(d) He is CEO
Short Answer Questions
1. What were Mary's last words?
2. What does Thomas request that Rudolph find for him?
3. What does the man in #123 help Thomas to do?
4. What does Thomas do with his boat?
5. What is notable about the picture of Jean hanging from the college administration building?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the symbolism of Rudolph's meeting his high school French teacher.
2. What is the symbolism of the name Thomas chooses for his boat?
3. Explain how Thomas' original return of the $5000 has resulted in a positive way for him after all.
4. What important help is Rudolph able to give Thomas in Part 4, Chapter 4?
5. Explain why dropping Billy off at boarding school is such a cathartic point for Gretchen and Willie's broken relationship.
6. What does Gretchen ask Rudolph to do in order to help her son in spite of the fact that she and Rudolph have had a strained relationship for a year?
7. What happens with Gretchen and the young black man that makes Gretchen change her mind about continuing her studies?
8. How does Rudolph' help for Professor Denton come full circle from many years ago?
9. What is the significance of Thomas' wedding to Kate?
10. What are Gretchen's legal battles related to the death of her husband?
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