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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 do Corliss's father and uncles feel about poetry?
(a) They love to set poetry to music.
(b) They like only Native American poetry.
(c) They hate poetry.
(d) They love poetry.

2. Which of the following is something the man and his wife in "Do Not Go Gentle" do with Chocolate Thunder?
(a) Hang it over their baby's crib as a mobile.
(b) Give it to a neighbor.
(c) Use it as a paperweight.
(d) Bury it.

3. At the dinner Richard attends, how many other single people are seated at his table?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Five.
(d) None.

4. Where did Richard grow up?
(a) Phoenix.
(b) California.
(c) Oklahoma.
(d) Seattle.

5. What do the parents of the baby in "Do Not Go Gentle" do at their baby's hospital bedside?
(a) Cry.
(b) Beat hand drums and sing powwow songs.
(c) Pray.
(d) Talk to their son as if he can hear them.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do crowds gather to listen to the man and his wife in "Do Not Go Gentle"?

2. Which of the following is not a way Corliss gets a prep school education in high school without attending an expensive prep school?

3. What kind of toys does the father in "Do Not Go Gentle" intend to buy for his son?

4. To where does the man carry the woman at the end of "Can I Get a Witness?"

5. What does Corliss learn about Harlan Atwater from his interview in Radical Seattle Weekly?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Richard in "Lawyer's League" describe himself?

2. Do you think the woman in "Can I Get a Witness" is thinking clearly after the bombing, or do you think her head injury affects her speech and behavior?

3. Why do you think Chocolate Thunder appeals to the father in "Do Not Go Gentle"?

4. What does Richard think most Native American politicians are like?

5. Explain how overhearing the other fathers in the hospital bathroom motivates the father in "Do Not Go Gentle."

6. Discuss the influence of Native American culture on the life of the woman in "Can I Get a Witness?"

7. Explain why Corliss identifies so strongly with Harlan Atwater.

8. Do any of the lawyers respect Richard?

9. How does the woman's inability to get her waiter's attention at the beginning of "Can I Get a Witness" symbolize her relationship with her husband and sons?

10. What does the opening scene of "The Search Engine" in which Corliss watches the young couple in the student union cafe foreshadow?

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