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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 Montgomery wonder about as he tells the court where he was?
(a) If he ruined his mother's life.
(b) If anyone cared about him anymore.
(c) Why he was even in jail.
(d) If his life was worth living.

2. Montgomery goes looking for his mother to ask her about the missing items. Where does he find her and the stable hand?
(a) In the basement.
(b) In the garden.
(c) In the kitchen.
(d) In her bedroom.

3. Why does Montgomery describe his mother with caution?
(a) He knows she is sensitive.
(b) He knows psychologists will be in the courtroom.
(c) He doesn't want to offend her.
(d) He doesn't exactly know how to describe her.

4. Montgomery comes back into the present to tell the courts about where he had gone that day. Where did he go?
(a) To the hospital.
(b) To his favorite restaurant.
(c) To his mother's funeral.
(d) To see his son.

5. How does Montgomery feel about Randolph when he meets him?
(a) He finds him threatening.
(b) He finds him interesting.
(c) He finds him untrustworthy.
(d) He finds him to be loyal

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Montgomery say words are?

2. How does Montgomery describe his mother?

3. What happens in Montgomery's recurring dream about his father?

4. Who does Montgomery meet while in the Mediterranean that he finds interesting?

5. What does Montgomery consider asking Charlie for?

Short Essay Questions

1. The reader is introduced to Montgomery's counsel. Montgomery likes him because of his fierceness in the courtroom. Why would he like someone for this characteristic?

2. Explain the symbolism of Montgomery's recurring dreams about his father.

3. Why do you think the people who Randolph borrowed money from to give to Montgomery cut off Randolph's ear?

4. Why does Montgomery feel the need to describe his mother as "statuesque"?

5. Montgomery describes his old home as in disrepair and falling apart. At the same time, his mother tells him that he has gained weight. Why is it important that these two incidences are told together in Montgomery's story?

6. Why does the author have Montgomery tell the part about walking in on Joanne naked?

7. What is the relationship between Charlie French and Montgomery?

8. The author goes into detail when he describes Dublin after ten years. Why does he do this?

9. Do you think the fight between Montgomery and his mother was solely based on the selling of the paintings?

10. Why does Montgomery go out of his way to tell the court that he is not a homosexual?

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