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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who shot the Marshal?
(a) Theodore the Poet.
(b) Jack McGuire.
(c) Sam Hookey.
(d) Deacon Taylor.

2. How did Barry Holden kill someone?
(a) With a hatchet.
(b) With a knife.
(c) With a shotgun.
(d) With his bare hands.

3. Who ran away from home with the circus?
(a) Flossie Cabanis.
(b) Lucius Atherton.
(c) Sam Hookey.
(d) Cooney Potter.

4. Whom did Searcy Foote murder?
(a) Cousin Polly.
(b) Aunt Persis.
(c) Uncle Percy.
(d) Grandmother Persephone.

5. How did Pauline Barrett die?
(a) She died because she could not reach the surgeon in time.
(b) She died from an infection after surgery.
(c) She died in surgery.
(d) She killed herself.

6. Whom did Doris Williams marry?
(a) A drunk.
(b) No one.
(c) A pastor.
(d) A cheat.

7. Whose children did Constance Hately raise?
(a) Her neighbor's.
(b) Her sister's.
(c) Her mother's.
(d) Her cousin's.

8. How did Harold Arnett die?
(a) A bar fight.
(b) Old age.
(c) He shot himself.
(d) His wife poisoned his potatoes.

9. Who had terrible dreams?
(a) Zenas Witt.
(b) Julia Miller.
(c) Flossie Cabanis.
(d) Justice Arnett.

10. Who was a vegetarian and free-thinker?
(a) Mrs. Kessler.
(b) Professor Newcomer.
(c) Alexander Throckmorton.
(d) W. Lloyd Garrison Standard.

11. Who said that love is to find your own soul through the soul of another?
(a) Amelia Garrick.
(b) Mary McNeely.
(c) Elsa Wertman.
(d) Ida Chickens.

12. What did Franklin Jones need one more year to finish?
(a) His plan to escape Spoon River.
(b) Medical school.
(c) His collection of poetry.
(d) His flying machine.

13. Whom did the Rev. Lemuel Wiley save from divorce?
(a) The Blisses.
(b) The Crouses.
(c) The Pinkertons.
(d) The Wards.

14. With what did A. D. Blood kill Oscar Hummel?
(a) A plank of wood.
(b) A stick.
(c) A pitchfork.
(d) A rock.

15. What is the name of Ollie McGee's husband?
(a) Chase.
(b) Fletcher.
(c) Harry.
(d) Fulton.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote "Spoon River Anthology"?

2. With whom was Rosie Roberts angry?

3. Into what did Mickey M'Grew fall?

4. Who was the daughter of Lambert Hutchins?

5. What did John Horace Burleson win?

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