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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mel attempt to do to the topic of love?
(a) Avoid it.
(b) Make it humorous.
(c) Talk badly about it.
(d) Dissect it.

2. What is the overall mood of the characters by the end of the story?
(a) Cheerful.
(b) Enlightened.
(c) Passionate.
(d) Depressed.

3. Other than Mel, which term best describes the characters in the story?
(a) Avoidant.
(b) Angry.
(c) Animated.
(d) Passive.

4. What purpose does foil serve in this story?
(a) To underscore the story about the old couple.
(b) To emphasize characters' dramatically different views of love.
(c) To provide a satirical outlet.
(d) To display the humorous side of the story.

5. As Carver's story progresses, how do Mel and Terri's attitudes toward each other change?
(a) They are indifferent toward each other.
(b) They become more hostile toward each other.
(c) They fall more in love.
(d) They become more polite to each other.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following literary devices does the author use in his story?

2. How is the topic of love broached?

3. Which of the following is an important theme in the story?

4. Over what length of time does this story take place?

5. Why does Terri have this reaction to Mel's story about the old couple?

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