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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 do the brothers hear about Pearl Harbor in 'Two Soldiers'?
(a) The radio.
(b) From a friend.
(c) The television.
(d) The newspaper.

2. What is the man called when he says he does not believe Minne Cooper was raped?
(a) A "nigger lover".
(b) A "coward".
(c) A "Yankee".
(d) A "traitor".

3. What was found in the locked room after Emily's death?
(a) A portrait.
(b) A corpse.
(c) A coffin.
(d) A rose.

4. What does the leader of the mob in 'Dry September' put on the night table when he gets home?
(a) A bloody rope.
(b) A dagger.
(c) A white hood.
(d) A revolver.

5. Who entices the men to go to action against the man said to have raped Minne Cooper?
(a) Mclendon.
(b) McClark.
(c) McCaine.
(d) McClintock.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the case against Snopes thrown out?

2. What is Snopes's first name?

3. What does the older brother do for his younger brother before he leaves for training?

4. What does Snopes use to burn down De Spain's barn?

5. What is the name of the older brother in 'Two Soldiers'?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do the men in 'Dry September' say it would be worth it for them to kill an innocent man?

3. What do the townspeople do at Emily's funeral?

4. What does Snopes do to insult De Spain on his first day working for him, and what does De Spain ask him to do about it?

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

6. What other accusation has Minne Cooper made in the past?

7. What does Emily do when she turns 40 to giver herself some release?

8. What does the runaway slave in 'Red Leaves' do to escape?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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