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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What medical reference book does Dr. Larch give to Homer to study?
(a) Gray's Anatomy.
(b) Jane Eyre.
(c) David Copperfield.
(d) How to Perform Abortions.

2. What do Melony and Homer see flying in the air by the river in Chapter 3?
(a) A crow.
(b) A small plane.
(c) An eagle.
(d) A hawk.

3. How many of John Irving's novels have been adapted to film?
(a) 7.
(b) 5.
(c) 10.
(d) 13.

4. After the abortion, who comes into the recovery room to be with Candy in Chapter 5?
(a) Melony.
(b) Olive.
(c) Wally.
(d) Homer.

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

6. After the prostitute dies, her daughter comes to see Dr. Larch and hands him a brown bottle that contains a solution promising to do what in Chapter 2?
(a) Induce sleep.
(b) Cure cancer.
(c) Relieve headaches.
(d) Cause miscarriages.

7. When did John Irving win the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his script "The Cider House Rules"?
(a) 1988.
(b) 1999.
(c) 2002.
(d) 2007.

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

9. Wally keeps talking about what that the orphanage should plant on the hill in Chapter 5?
(a) Cherry trees.
(b) Apple trees.
(c) Blueberries.
(d) Strawberries.

10. In Chapter 4, a pregnant woman comes to St. Cloud's and collapses in the dispensary from what?
(a) Scurvy.
(b) Amnesia.
(c) Heart attack.
(d) Eclampsia.

11. Dr. Larch is surprised to see that the woman in the pornographic photo is whom in Chapter 3?
(a) Nurse Angela.
(b) Nurse Caroline.
(c) Nurse Edna.
(d) The prostitute's daughter.

12. What drug did Wilbur Larch begin taking regularly while in medical school?
(a) Ether.
(b) Opium.
(c) LSD.
(d) Cocaine.

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

14. Wilbur Larch's father is described as having been what?
(a) A banker.
(b) A preacher.
(c) A drunk.
(d) A doctor.

15. Who is the founder and doctor of the hospital who runs the orphanage in the novel?
(a) Dr. Ray Kendall.
(b) Dr. Homer Wells.
(c) Dr. Wilbur Larch.
(d) Dr. Wally Richmond.

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. In Chapter 3, Dr. Larch makes it Homer's responsibility to read to the orphans for how long each night?

3. In Chapter 2, Dr. Larch returns to the hospital with a girl how old who is pregnant by her father?

4. What was the name of John Irving's first novel?

5. Who is looking out the window when the car drives by leaving with Homer in the end of Chapter 5?

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