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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Wilbur Larch's mother worked for whom?
(a) The President.
(b) A local politician.
(c) An Army General.
(d) The police captain.

2. What did Wally's mother change her first and last name to after marrying?
(a) Candice Worthington.
(b) Martha Worthington.
(c) Janice Worthington.
(d) Olive Worthington.

3. What woman from a high-society family in Boston invites Dr. Larch to a croquet party in Chapter 2?
(a) Grace Lynch.
(b) Mrs. Channing-Peabody.
(c) Mrs. Grogan.
(d) Olive Worthington.

4. Which nurse is in love with the doctor at the orphanage?
(a) Nurse Melissa.
(b) Nurse Angela.
(c) Nurse Beth.
(d) Nurse Edna.

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

6. When Homer is how old does Dr. Larch assign him to read to the girls at the orphanage?
(a) 11.
(b) 12.
(c) 17.
(d) 15.

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

8. What is the name of the city where the orphanage is in "The Cider House Rules"?
(a) Portland.
(b) St. Cloud's.
(c) Grey Rock.
(d) Bangor.

9. Melony tells Homer in Chapter 3 that if Homer was born at the orphanage, then there is what?
(a) A record of who his real mother is.
(b) Photographs of his parents.
(c) A movie of his birth.
(d) Birth certificate on file.

10. What kind of car does Wally's father own in the novel?
(a) Buick.
(b) Cadillac.
(c) Ford.
(d) Mercedes-Benz.

11. Homer tells Dr. Larch about the trip to the apple orchard, saying he'll be gone how long in Chapter 5?
(a) A few days.
(b) Ten days.
(c) One month.
(d) Two weeks.

12. How does Homer feel about Candy when he first meets her in Chapter 5?
(a) He finds her unattractive.
(b) He thinks she is arrogant.
(c) He falls in love with her.
(d) He thinks she is misinformed.

13. In Chapter 4, Homer and Melony are close to how old?
(a) 30.
(b) 25.
(c) 20.
(d) 35.

14. What did Wilbur Larch contract as a result of his father's graduation gift?
(a) Herpes.
(b) Syphillis.
(c) AIDS.
(d) Gonorrhea.

15. The third family that adopts Homer does so when he is how old?
(a) 6.
(b) 12.
(c) 15.
(d) 10.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, the author describes a place off what street that performs the illegal abortions without a medical doctor?

2. Wally's girlfriend in Chapter 4 is the daughter of the local what?

3. After the abortion, who comes into the recovery room to be with Candy in Chapter 5?

4. In what historical era does the story begin?

5. How many of John Irving's novels have been adapted to film?

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