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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Hitch-Hikers" what color is the guitar?
(a) Green.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Black.
(d) Blue.

2. In "The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin,", how old is Richard?
(a) 4.
(b) 17.
(c) 22.
(d) 12.

3. In "The Country Husband" Clayton Thomas is engaged to _______________.
(a) Julia.
(b) Charlotte.
(c) Anne.
(d) Madeleine.

4. In "Wild Plums" what was the Slump family supposed to return on their way to the woods?
(a) The bicycle.
(b) The plums.
(c) The jam jars.
(d) The plow.

5. In "My Dead Brother Comes to America," what has the father gotten for all the children?
(a) New hats and clothes.
(b) A new puppy.
(c) Candy.
(d) Savings bonds.

6. In "The Killers" where does the first part of the story take place?
(a) A lunch counter.
(b) A gas station.
(c) A school.
(d) A church.

7. In "Christmas Gift" who gives the boy a cigarette?
(a) The doctor.
(b) A bum.
(c) The storekeeper.
(d) The priest.

8. In "The Second Tree From the Corner," what makes Mr. Trexler happy?
(a) Knowing he doesn't want the same things as the doctor.
(b) French fries.
(c) Exercising.
(d) Feeling the sun in his face.

9. In "Wild Plums" why does the narrator's father visit the Slump property?
(a) To go pluming.
(b) To collect rent.
(c) To retrieve his plow.
(d) To arrange his daughter's marriage.

10. In "The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin," what instrument does the sister play?
(a) Piano.
(b) Violin.
(c) Guitar.
(d) Oboe.

11. In "The Killers" what was Ole Anderson's former profession?
(a) He was a boxer.
(b) He was a priest.
(c) He was a bookie.
(d) He was a school teacher.

12. In "The Country Husband" what does Julia love to do?
(a) Sew.
(b) Go to dinner parties.
(c) Cook.
(d) Shop.

13. In "The Country Husband" Francis responds rudely to a neighbor. What was she trying to talk to him about?
(a) Car troubles.
(b) Curtains.
(c) Cake recipes.
(d) Hair tonic.

14. In "The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin," how does the family lose contact with Richard?
(a) The family moves away.
(b) Richard refuses to return their calls.
(c) They have an argument and never speak again.
(d) Richard goes to college out of state.

15. In "Wild Plums" what does the Slump family throw to the narrator?
(a) Oranges.
(b) A handful of rocks.
(c) A bible.
(d) Wild plums.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Country Husband" Francis had been in the __________.

2. In "The Other Woman," in front of whom does the storyteller cry?

3. Who wrote "The Hitch-Hikers"?

4. In "The Other Woman" the storyteller receives a letter from his fiancee. What does the letter say?

5. In "That in Aleppo Once..." what mode of transportation is taken on the way to the honeymoon?

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