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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the nurses at the orphanage refer to the doctor as?
(a) A dictator.
(b) A lecher.
(c) A martyr.
(d) A saint.

2. Who is one of the nurses who works in the boys' division of the hospital orphanage and who tries to never repeat names when naming the babies?
(a) Nurse Beth.
(b) Nurse Melissa.
(c) Nurse Edna.
(d) Nurse Angela.

3. Two boys from the orphanage playing outside fall over the dead and frozen body of whom in Chapter 5?
(a) Nurse Caroline.
(b) Dr. Wilbur Larch.
(c) The stationmaster.
(d) David Copperfield.

4. Where did Wilbur Larch attend medical school?
(a) Cambridge University.
(b) Harvard Medical School.
(c) Exeter College.
(d) Bowdoin College.

5. In what historical era does the story begin?
(a) 1950s.
(b) 1890s.
(c) 1920s.
(d) 1970s.

6. What is the book that Dr. Larch chooses for Homer to read to the girls at the orphanage?
(a) Jane Eyre.
(b) David Copperfield.
(c) The Bible.
(d) Grey's Anatomy.

7. Wally's girlfriend in Chapter 4 is the daughter of the local what?
(a) Sheriff and city councilman.
(b) Lobsterman and mechanic.
(c) Capenter and drunk.
(d) Banker and investor.

8. Unknown to Dr. Larch, Melony, and Homer, who lay dead in the woods in Chapter 5?
(a) Nurse Angela.
(b) Nurse Edna.
(c) Olive Worthington.
(d) The stationmaster.

9. When Homer reaches what age do the doctor and nurses fear he will learn about the abortions in Chapter 2?
(a) 11.
(b) 16.
(c) 17.
(d) 13.

10. When Dr. Larch catches Homer searching his office, Dr. Larch tells Homer what in Chapter 3?
(a) He is not allowed to view the mother's files.
(b) He doesn't keep records of the biological mothers.
(c) Get out.
(d) He is no longer his assistant.

11. In Chapter 3, the first book Homer reads to the boys is what?
(a) The Bible.
(b) David Copperfield.
(c) Jane Eyre.
(d) Grey's Anatomy.

12. Melony makes Homer promise that he will stay at the orphanage as long as what in Chapter 3?
(a) Dr. Larch is in charge.
(b) She is alive.
(c) He is alive.
(d) She is there.

13. What is the name of the apple orchard that Wally Worthington Senior owns?
(a) Seaside Haven Orchard.
(b) Ocean's View Orchard.
(c) Atlantic Bounty Orchard.
(d) Rocky Coast Orchard.

14. When was John Irving born?
(a) 1952.
(b) 1923.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1930.

15. Where did John Irving grow up?
(a) Atlanta, Georgia.
(b) Bangor, Maine.
(c) Detroit, Michigan.
(d) Exeter, New Hampshire.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Wally sees Candy with the younger boy in her lap, he begs her to do what in Chapter 5?

2. What is Homer's last name in the novel?

3. Homer packs his bag and says goodbye to the two nurses while Dr. Larch starts the autopsy on whom in Chapter 5?

4. The autopsy reveals that the prostitute to whom Dr. Larch lost his virginity to died of what in Chapter 2?

5. What orphan from the orphanage had respiratory problems causing him/her to sleep in a special tent to help with breathing?

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