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

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

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

4. Who is looking out the window when the car drives by leaving with Homer in the end of Chapter 5?
(a) Melony.
(b) Nurse Caroline.
(c) Angel.
(d) Nurse Edna.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Homer reaches what age do the doctor and nurses fear he will learn about the abortions in Chapter 2?

2. What kind of car does Wally's father own in the novel?

3. Melony suggests to Homer that Dr. Larch is what in Chapter 3?

4. Melony picks up what while she and Homer are hanging out in one of the abandoned buildings by the river in Chapter 3?

5. Wally keeps talking about what that the orphanage should plant on the hill in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways does Dr. Larch record the history of St. Cloud's as described in Chapter 1?

2. How does the book Jane Eyre relate to the main characters in Chapter 4? What heroic act does Homer do in this chapter?

3. What is foreshadowed about the life and career of Dr. Larch in Chapter 2?

4. Where does Dr. Larch decide to go when leaving Boston in Chapter 2? Who invites him to a party and why, in this chapter?

5. In what ways do the characters of Olive Worthington and Dr. Larch relate in Chapter 4?

6. What does the exposition reveal about Dr. Larch's past in Chapter 1?

7. Who helps Wally and Candy arrive at the orphanage in Chapter 5? What impression do these characters have?

8. What imagery does the author use in describing Homer's walks from the girls' division at the orphanage in Chapter 3? What is symbolic about this imagery?

9. How is Homer's first meeting with Candy and Wally described in Chapter 5?

10. What does the character of Melony symbolize in Homer's life in Chapter 3?

(see the answer keys)

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