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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. Who returns to Spoon River in The Spooniad?
(a) Amanda.
(b) Gerald.
(c) Jefferson.
(d) Flossie.

2. Why did Harlan Sewall repay someone?
(a) For sparing his life.
(b) For giving him goods on credit.
(c) For healing him.
(d) For friendship.

3. What plant did Calvin Campbell wonder about?
(a) Roses.
(b) Moss.
(c) Poison oak.
(d) Poison ivy.

4. Who ignored Hildrup Tubbs for many years?
(a) Death.
(b) Voltaire Johnson.
(c) E. C. Culbertson.
(d) Granville Calhoun.

5. How did Immanuel Ehrenhardt look for the secret of life?
(a) Reading widely.
(b) Traveling the world.
(c) Praying for six hours each day.
(d) Attending religion courses.

Short Answer Questions

1. On whom does The Spooniad focus?

2. Who is sent by the conservative party to intimidate voters?

3. What did Calvin Campbell wonder about a plant?

4. Whom did Godwin James hate?

5. With what did Russell Kincaid have a kinship?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role does literature play in the section beginning with Edmund Pollard and ending with Dippold the Optician?

2. What does the alligator rising out of the mud in Arlo Will's epitaph symbolize?

3. Many residents suffered greatly because of bad luck. Give at least one example of such a resident.

4. Who killed Tom Merritt? What happened to Mrs. Merritt and her lover after Tom's murder?

5. Why does Jefferson Howard challenge the liberal party in the planning meeting?

6. Compare and contrast the village atheist and John Ballard.

7. How was Lucinda Matlock able to deal with the deaths of eight of her twelve children?

8. What significance does Flossie have to John Cabanis's departure from the conservative party?

9. Why might it be important to treat your friends and family well, according to Le Roy Goldman?

10. The section beginning with Magrady Graham and ending with Mabel Osborne contains several stories by residents who are considered enlightened souls. Give at least two examples of these residents.

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