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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who jumps onto Amelia when she has Marvin in a defeated pin?
(a) Sam.
(b) Marvin.
(c) Eddie.
(d) Lymon.

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

3. What does Marvin rub on his body prior to the big fight?
(a) Baby oil.
(b) Butter.
(c) Hog lard.
(d) Cocoa butter.

4. What has Lymon convinced Amelia to buy for the cafe?
(a) A big screen TV.
(b) A jukebox.
(c) An espresso machine.
(d) A mechanical piano.

5. Why does Lymon say he is mesmerized by Marvin?
(a) Marvin is very intelligent.
(b) Marvin is a compassionate person.
(c) Marvin has been to Atlanta and to jail.
(d) Marvin is very witty.

6. What rude name does Marvin call Cousin Lymon?
(a) Jerk.
(b) Brokeback.
(c) Dummy.
(d) Midget.

7. How does Amelia behave toward Lymon by this point in time?
(a) She cannot stand him.
(b) She dotes on him.
(c) She ignores him.
(d) She tolerates him.

8. What is happening to Frances that Mr. Bilderbach is unaware of?
(a) She is in love with a boy in school.
(b) Her parents are divorcing.
(c) She will be moving soon.
(d) She is having a nervous breakdown.

9. What is Miss Amelia's physical appearance?
(a) Delicate and frail.
(b) Petite and tentative.
(c) Strong and mannish.
(d) Tall and gawky.

10. Who wrecks Amelia's cafe?
(a) Sam and Eddie.
(b) A group of vandals.
(c) A local gang.
(d) Marvin and Lymon.

11. What news about Marvin does Marvin's brother give to Amelia?
(a) Marvin has died.
(b) Marvin has remarried.
(c) Marvin has a terminal illness.
(d) Marvin is out of jail.

12. Amelia takes Lymon to picture shows and ______________.
(a) cockfights.
(b) football games.
(c) dog races.
(d) horse races.

13. For how long do Amelia and Marvin throw punches at each other?
(a) Two hours.
(b) Fifteen minutes.
(c) Five minutes.
(d) A half hour.

14. How many years has Lymon been at Amelia's by this time?
(a) 2.
(b) 6.
(c) 5.
(d) 8.

15. What is the Harmonious Blacksmith?
(a) A show about careers.
(b) A book about horses.
(c) A book about the Wild West.
(d) A piece Frances used to love.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did Miss Amelia's only marriage last?

2. What is Miss Amelia's demeanor?

3. How old was Marvin Macy when he married Amelia?

4. What is one of the ways that Amelia tries to get rid of Marvin?

5. Who is entranced by Marvin?

(see the answer keys)

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