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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. What does Bob tell Jesse he's most afraid of?
(a) That Jesse will kill him.
(b) That he'll be forgotten.
(c) That he'll never get married.
(d) That he'll never see his girlfriend again.

2. Who helps Jesse rob the church?
(a) Bob.
(b) Frank.
(c) Charley.
(d) Dick.

3. How does Sheriff Timberlake refer to Bob?
(a) By his full name.
(b) As "Jesse's #2."
(c) As a "wanna-be" Jesse James.
(d) As "Jesse Jr."

4. What book does Jesse discover Charley is reading to the children?
(a) "Little Red Riding Hood."
(b) "How the James Boys Were Brought to Justice."
(c) "The James Boys Among the Mexicans."
(d) "The James Gang: American Outlaws."

5. Who pays for Jesse's funeral?
(a) Jesse's children.
(b) Bob and Charley.
(c) Craig and Timberlake.
(d) Zerelda and her husband.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is "The House on the Hill" located?

2. Who wrote the song "The Ballade of Jesse James"?

3. Why is Dick's leg wound slow to heal?

4. What does the sheriff of Clay County keep a record of?

5. What does Bob confess to Charley?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Charley respond to Bob's confession that he plans to kill Jesse?

2. What happens with lawyers for Zee after Jesse is murdered?

3. What kind of hypothetical question does Dick pose to Sheriff Timberlake when he and Bob run into him?

4. What happens after a little boy finds the decomposing body of Wood Hite?

5. What makes the sheriff finally believe that Jesse James has really been shot?

6. What kind of contest does Jesse create with the man at the pool hall?

7. What does Zerelda freak out about when Jesse and Charley are sharing Christmas dinner with her?

8. How does Bob react when he hears the lyrics to the song "The Ballade of Jesse James"?

9. What happens when several men arrive on horseback at the courthouse where Bob and Charley are being held?

10. What does Jesse confess to Charley one night when he wakes him up?

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