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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the sole focus of Frances' life?
(a) Boys.
(b) Music.
(c) Art.
(d) Sports.

2. What does Marvin do to Lymon to get him to be quiet?
(a) Ignores him.
(b) Bashes him on the head.
(c) Tells him to sshhhhh.
(d) Slaps him.

3. What instrument does the student in the magazine profile play?
(a) Violin.
(b) Piano.
(c) Flute.
(d) Cello.

4. Amelia and Cousin Lymon are both ____________.
(a) wealthy.
(b) teachers.
(c) misfits.
(d) cousins.

5. What does the man who comes to Amelia's house tell her?
(a) He wants to write an article about her.
(b) He is looking for a job.
(c) He is in love with her.
(d) He is a distant relative.

6. Both Frances and the student in #78 have been dubbed ________________.
(a) poor learners.
(b) pleasant.
(c) adequate.
(d) child geniuses.

7. What do the people in town think has happened to the man in #14 when he is not seen the next day?
(a) He skipped town.
(b) He went to work.
(c) Amelia has murdered him.
(d) He is a very late sleeper.

8. The boxing match between Amelia and Marvin transitions into __________________.
(a) a murder.
(b) a brawl.
(c) a wrestling match.
(d) a free-for-all.

9. In this story, McCullers intimates that a certain level of _____________ is part of life.
(a) anxiety.
(b) absurdity.
(c) horror.
(d) fear.

10. What is Amelia's demeanor toward the sick child?
(a) Mean.
(b) Angry.
(c) Tender.
(d) Irritated.

11. Where does Marvin serve time for committing crimes?
(a) Sing Sing prison.
(b) Atlanta penitentiary.
(c) Leavenworth prison.
(d) Alcatraz prison.

12. Frances believes she can never be ___________________.
(a) a great pianist.
(b) a mother.
(c) an opera singer.
(d) a teacher.

13. Who is Mister Bilderbach?
(a) Professor.
(b) Piano teacher.
(c) Butcher.
(d) Accountant.

14. In what season of the year does Marvin return to town?
(a) Spring.
(b) Winter.
(c) Summer.
(d) Autumn.

15. Who accidentally gets the plate of poisoned food when Amelia tries to poison Marvin?
(a) Lymon.
(b) Eddie.
(c) Sara.
(d) Ameila.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the cafe seem to provide to people?

2. What do the people in town soon come to realize about the man in #12?

3. What is happening to Frances that Mr. Bilderbach is unaware of?

4. Who jumps onto Amelia when she has Marvin in a defeated pin?

5. How does Amelia behave toward Lymon by this point in time?

(see the answer keys)

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