|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the desert wanderer react when he is prevented from telling the same story about Hank Monk?
(a) He begins telling jokes.
(b) He dies.
(c) He falls asleep.
(d) He jumps off the stagecoach.
2. What is the weather like when the narrator and his crew arrive in Unionville?
(a) It is cloudy, but warm.
(b) It is raining.
(c) It is sunny.
(d) It is snowing.
3. What causes the driver to lose the road one night?
(a) A rainstorm.
(b) A hurricane.
(c) A tornado.
(d) A patch of mud.
4. Which one of the following is NOT found in the Great American Desert?
(b) Wagon parts.
(c) Indian money.
5. What is it that the narrator envies the most about his brother's new job?
(a) The hours.
(b) The money.
(c) The status.
(d) The social advantages.
6. How often are the horses switched that are pulling the mail coach on the way to Carson City?
(a) Every twenty miles.
(b) Every ten miles.
(c) Every five miles.
(d) Every fifteen miles.
7. What is the Washoe Zephyr?
(a) A transparent, dusty wind that blows for fifteen hours straight.
(b) A transparent, dusty wind that blows for twelve hours straight.
(c) A dense, dusty wind that blows for fifteen hours straight.
(d) A dense, dusty wind that blows for twelve hours straight.
8. Where does the author start out on his journey?
(a) St. Louis.
(b) San Diego.
(c) Kansas City.
(d) San Francisco.
9. How is the coyote described in the story?
(a) As a slow animal that does not know how to leave at the sign of threat.
(b) As a fast animal that takes off at the first sign of threat.
(c) As a slow animal that attempts to take off at the first sign of threat.
(d) As a fast animal that does not know how to leave at the sign of threat.
10. How many miles away from St. Joseph have the narrator and his brother traveled by the end of Chapter IX?
(a) Six hundred and seventy-six.
(b) Seven hundred and eighty-seven.
(c) Six hundred and eighty-seven.
(d) Seven hundred and seventy-six.
11. What does the referee decide in the court case between Hyde and Morgan?
(a) That both men are right.
(b) That both men are wrong.
(c) That Morgan is right.
(d) That Hyde is right.
12. Where do the horses go after being scared away by the party's attempt to start a fire?
(a) A cave.
(b) A nearby forest.
(c) A stage station.
(d) A nearby barn.
13. As they are having breakfast, what does Slade offer the narrator?
(a) The last cup of coffee.
(b) The first cup of coffee.
(c) The last two eggs.
(d) The first two eggs.
14. How do the miners claim the ledge on the side of the mountain?
(a) With a verbal declaration.
(b) With a notice.
(c) With a stranger as a witness.
(d) With a mark made by a rock.
15. How many soldiers do the travelers encounter at Fort Bridger?
(c) One hundred and seventy.
(d) One hundred and sixty.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where do the narrator and a companion take their vacation?
2. What is Hawaii called in the book?
3. How long does the mining crew spend digging a shaft in their newly claimed mountainside?
4. What are the Goshoot Indians hurting, according to the narrator?
5. What is noted as particularly impressive about the style of the book?
This section contains 576 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)