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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. What about Emily did people compare to men?
(a) Her voice.
(b) Her stature.
(c) Her clothing.
(d) Her hair.

2. What does the older brother do for his younger brother before he leaves for training?
(a) Scolds him.
(b) Kisses him.
(c) Pinches his cheeks.
(d) Slaps him.

3. How old was Emily when she died?
(a) 64.
(b) 84.
(c) 74.
(d) 94.

4. What did Emily refuse to do for a while after her father died?
(a) Have him burried.
(b) Talk to people.
(c) Leave her house.
(d) Visit his grave.

5. Where does the man accused of rape in 'Dry September' work?
(a) The chicken farm.
(b) The tobacco fields.
(c) The cotton mill.
(d) The ice plant.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Jesus get his big scar?

2. What portion of her house did Emily lock up?

3. Who argues with the leader of the mob in 'Dry September' when he gets home?

4. For how long does Snopes get a job as a tenant farmer?

5. Where was the older brother in 'Two Soldiers' when he heard about Pearl Harbor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Jesus comes to the White's house in 'That Evening Sun'?

2. What does the younger brother in 'Two Soldiers' do when he gets to the recruiting office?

3. How does Pete's mother feel when he says he wants to join the Army in 'Two Soldiers'?

4. What does Emily buy from a pharmacy after her father dies, and what do the townspeople think about that in 'A Rose For Emily'?

5. What does a policeman in Jefferson do when he sees the younger brother there alone in 'Two Soldiers'?

6. Why is Snopes let free at the end of his trial at the beginning of 'Barn Burning'?

7. What does the chief justice tell Snopes to do after his case is thrown out?

8. What happens when Nancy tries to kill herself in 'That Evening Sun'?

9. What does the older brother in 'Two Soldiers' do when he sees his younger brother at the recruitment center?

10. How does 'Barn Burning' end?

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