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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. How does Stoner feel after being offered a professor job at the university?
(a) Jovial.
(b) Sad.
(c) Excited.
(d) Relieved.

2. Who first tells Stoner that he will be enlisting in the war while they are in college?
(a) Archer Sloane.
(b) Hollis Lomax.
(c) Gordon Finch.
(d) David Masters.

3. What kind of work does the protagonist spend most of his childhood dedicated to?
(a) Farming.
(b) Writing.
(c) Cooking.
(d) Singing.

4. Why do Edith and Stoner cut their honeymoon short?
(a) Edith became ill.
(b) William's father died.
(c) To get settled into their apartment.
(d) Edith's aunt died.

5. What day of the week does Stoner have a meeting with his two college friends?
(a) Friday.
(b) Wednesday.
(c) Monday.
(d) Sunday.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Stoner's friend who is impressively intelligent and cynical?

2. What is the name of the family the protagonist stays with when he first goes to college?

3. What is the name of Stoner's family servant who helps take care of his farm?

4. What does news of never penetrate Stoner as it does other students when he is in college?

5. What program does the protagonist originally go to college to study?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does William react after being offered a teaching job at the University of Missouri?

2. Why does Edith's father commit suicide?

3. How is William's experience in his first English class described?

4. How is William and Edith's first night together as a married couple described?

5. How is William's study of English described over the three years he studies at the University of Missouri?

6. How do William's parents react when he tells them his plans to obtain a PhD in English?

7. How is William described just before his wedding to Edith?

8. How does William tell his parents about continuing to study English in college rather than agriculture?

9. How does William come to decide to get a PhD in English?

10. Describe Edith's outburst during dinner with Finch and his fiancée in Chapter V.

(see the answer keys)

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