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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. To what animal does Robert Fulton Tanner compare man?
(a) Spider.
(b) Snake.
(c) Fly.
(d) Rat.

2. Who was the village poetess?
(a) Emily Sparks.
(b) Mrs. Benjamin Pantier.
(c) Lydia Puckett.
(d) Minerva Jones.

3. What did George Trimble talk about?
(a) Free gold.
(b) Free silver.
(c) Free land.
(d) Freedom of speech.

4. Whose name was daily in the papers?
(a) Mrs. Bandle.
(b) Rosie Roberts.
(c) Hortense Robbins.
(d) Widow McFarlane.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Doc Hill pour out his love?

2. For whom did Daniel M'Cumber never return?

3. Whose children did Constance Hately raise?

4. Where was Russian Sonia from?

5. Who was cut down in his prime due to overwork and anxiety?

Short Essay Questions

1. Did Clarence Fawcett deserve to be punished for stealing blankets to pay his daughter's doctor bill? Why?

2. Some of the stories of the residents relate to each other, such as the stories of Hamilton Greene and Elsa Wertman. Why does Masters do this?

3. Why can Nicholas Bindle be considered foolish? Why can he be considered heroic?

4. What are the types of people included in the section beginning with Fiddler Jones and ending with Mrs. George Reece? Give one example of each.

5. Name three residents of Spoon River who are considered foolish in the section from Conrad Siever to Cooney Potter. Why is each considered foolish?

6. Explain the relationship between Harmon Whitney and the other residents of Spoon River. Why did this relationship exist?

7. What happened to Ollie and Fletcher McGee? Why?

8. Explain the relationship between Mrs. George Reece and Alexander Pope.

9. Give three examples of one-life minded souls, and explain how each is one-life minded.

10. How are the one-life minded souls like the fools in the "Spoon River Anthology"?

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