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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. why is Lily annoyed at Carl during the visit in Chapter 6?
(a) He won't eat.
(b) He is high.
(c) He curses regularly.
(d) He goes to sleep early.

2. Whom does John speak to on the phone in Chapter 2?
(a) Marion.
(b) Franklin.
(c) Ruth.
(d) Mrs. Woodmore.

3. At the end of Chapter 4, John imagines Car and Taft doing what?
(a) Hunting.
(b) Fishing.
(c) Fixing a taillight.
(d) Playing catch.

4. In Chapter 5, what does Taft admonish Fay about?
(a) Staying out late.
(b) Eating too much.
(c) Almost failing a test.
(d) Lying.

5. Why does Taft stop working on the deck early in Chapter 5?
(a) Fay needs a ride.
(b) He is too tired.
(c) Carl storms off.
(d) He is having chest pains.

6. Which direction out of Memphis does John drive with Fay in Chapter 4?
(a) South.
(b) North.
(c) West.
(d) East.

7. Which of the following relatives does John not see through the window with Fay in Chapter 6?
(a) Her uncle.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Her cousin.
(d) Carl.

8. At the beginning of Chapter 3, what does John decide he will do if Franklin wants to visit?
(a) Go back with him to Miami.
(b) Ask Marion to join them.
(c) Buy him a bicycle.
(d) Take some weeks off.

9. How did Fay's father die?
(a) Heart failure.
(b) Pancreatic cancer.
(c) A stroke.
(d) A car accident.

10. What does John always bring with him to dinner with the Woodmoores?
(a) A bottle of wine.
(b) A box of cigarettes.
(c) A pecan pie.
(d) A copy of the newspaper.

11. What is obvious about Carl's disposition in Chapter 2?
(a) He is highly caffeinated.
(b) He is stoned.
(c) He is autistic.
(d) He is standoffish.

12. What is Levon Taft's day job?
(a) A car dealership.
(b) A sports bar.
(c) A Ford plant.
(d) A carpet factory.

13. Which battlefield do Fay and Fay think to visit in Chapter 4?
(a) Chancellorsville.
(b) Cold Harbor.
(c) Antietam.
(d) Shiloh.

14. What does Carl do while he is at the bar in Chapter 3?
(a) Watch TV.
(b) Play the jukebox.
(c) Read a book.
(d) Help with tables.

15. In Chapter 5, Ruth has just moved back to Memphis from where?
(a) New York.
(b) Detroit.
(c) St. Louis.
(d) Louisville.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Levon work as a night security guard?

2. What makes Taft uncomfortable about Memphis in Chapter 6?

3. What does Taft wish would happen during the match at the end of Chapter 6?

4. In Chapter 4, who tells John to pick up Fay?

5. What is Carl wearing in Chapter 6?

(see the answer keys)

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