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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" who kills Sanford?
(a) Tom Harris.
(b) He kills himself.
(c) Sobby.
(d) The little boy.

2. In "The Country Husband" what does Francis buy for Anne?
(a) A new dress.
(b) A cat.
(c) A bracelet.
(d) A car.

3. In "Theft" the thief is stealing for ____________.
(a) Her daughter.
(b) Her niece.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Herself.

4. In "The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin," what instrument does Richard play?
(a) Piano.
(b) Violin.
(c) Flute.
(d) Tamborine.

5. In "The Hitch-Hikers" what does Sobby try to steal?
(a) Money.
(b) The guitar.
(c) Food.
(d) The car.

6. In "The Second Tree From the Corner," what does Mr. Trexler travel several blocks without doing?
(a) Yelling at his son.
(b) Getting a blister.
(c) Having chest pains.
(d) Having bizarre thoughts.

7. In "The Country Husband" who kisses Francis?
(a) The neighbor.
(b) The secretary.
(c) Anne.
(d) The maid.

8. In "My Dead Brother Comes to America," how did the brother die?
(a) In the war.
(b) He committed suicide.
(c) He choked on a peanut.
(d) In a car accident.

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

10. In "Christmas Gift" the boy is looking for __________.
(a) The storekeeper.
(b) A priest.
(c) The doctor.
(d) His father.

11. In "That in Aleppo Once..." what mode of transportation is taken on the way to the honeymoon?
(a) Car.
(b) Train.
(c) Bicycle.
(d) Plane.

12. In "Theft" what reason does the thief give for stealing?
(a) Her daughter wanted the necklace.
(b) Her niece is graduating, and young girls need nice things.
(c) She didn't steal anything.
(d) She needs money for medicine.

13. In "The Second Tree From the Corner," what does Mr. Trexler deny having?
(a) A child.
(b) Bizarre thoughts.
(c) Chest pains.
(d) Flat feet.

14. Who wrote "The Hitch-Hikers"?
(a) Dorothy Parker.
(b) E.B. White.
(c) Eudora Welty.
(d) Augusten Burroughs.

15. In "The Second Tree From the Corner," what does the doctor want?
(a) A Corvette.
(b) A mistress.
(c) A hospital wing.
(d) A sandwich.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Other Woman" what important recognition has the storyteller received?

2. In "My Dead Brother Comes to America," what has the father gotten for all the children?

3. In "The Killers" what does Ole Anderson do when he learns that people want to kill him?

4. Who wrote "The Country Husband"?

5. In "The Country Husband" whom does Francis recognize at his neighbor's house?

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