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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Thomas Rhodes seek?
(a) True love.
(b) Earth's treasures.
(c) The truth.
(d) Eternal life.

2. What party did John Cabanis abandon?
(a) The Republican party.
(b) The Democratic party.
(c) The conservative party.
(d) The liberal party.

3. Who cared for Paul McNeely?
(a) Mary.
(b) Anne.
(c) Kate.
(d) Jane.

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

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

6. Who betrayed Josiah Tompkins?
(a) His daughter.
(b) His wife.
(c) His son.
(d) His brother.

7. What was the subject of Penniwit the Artist's best picture?
(a) Judge Somers.
(b) The Hill.
(c) A herd of cattle.
(d) Ida Chickens.

8. Where does Serepta Mason place the blame for blowing her petals away?
(a) The fact that she never married.
(b) The bitter winds of life.
(c) Spoon River.
(d) Her mother.

9. How did Hod Putt die?
(a) He was robbed and shot.
(b) He died of consumption.
(c) He killed himself.
(d) He was hanged.

10. With how many regrets did Fiddler Jones die?
(a) A hundred.
(b) A hundred thousand.
(c) None.
(d) A thousand.

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

12. What language did Ida Chickens study?
(a) Irish.
(b) French.
(c) Italian.
(d) Spanish.

13. Whose children were a success while he was a failure?
(a) Paul McNeely.
(b) Albert Schirding.
(c) Jonas Keene.
(d) Ernest Hyde.

14. Whom is Chase Henry buried next to?
(a) A priest.
(b) A nun.
(c) A wealthy banker.
(d) The town drunkard.

15. Who killed Yee Bow?
(a) The minister's son.
(b) The sheriff.
(c) The minister.
(d) The sheriff's wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. What celebrated public figure is buried in an unmarked grave?

2. Whom did Barry Holden kill?

3. With whom was Rosie Roberts angry?

4. For what was Roy Butler framed?

5. Under what kind of tree did Conrad Siever work?

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