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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 believed a close friend or relative must speak to God on your behalf if you die having always rejected Him?
(a) James Garber.
(b) Aaron Hatfield.
(c) Le Roy Goldman.
(d) Joseph Dixon.

2. What did Joseph Dixon tune?
(a) Violins and cellos.
(b) Guitars and pianos.
(c) Flutes.
(d) Harps and pianos.

3. Who or what did Lydia Humphrey love?
(a) Webster Ford.
(b) The United States.
(c) The church.
(d) Joseph Dixon.

4. Who cursed God?
(a) Willie Pennington.
(b) John Ballard.
(c) Julian Scott.
(d) The Village Atheist.

5. Who abandons the conservative party in favor of the liberal party?
(a) Nicholas Bindle.
(b) John Cabanis.
(c) Bengal Mike.
(d) Jefferson Howard.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what did Mabel Osborne see her life?

2. What did Felix Schmidt lose to Christian Dallman?

3. To what age did Lucinda Matlock live?

4. Who is condemned by the church?

5. Who stirred "vibrations" in Spoon River?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Felix Schmidt lose what little he had in life?

2. What is the explanation given about The Spooniad?

3. What is one theme of the section beginning with Edmund Pollard and ending with Dippold the Optician?

4. 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.

5. How does William Goode justify his aimless wandering?

6. What souls are in the section beginning with Zilpha Marsh and ending with Webster Ford?

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

8. What does Lyman King say about Fate?

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

10. What is one theme in the section beginning with William H. Herndon and ending with Alfonzo Churchill?

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