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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Jacobus call as the men look on skeptically and somewhat fearfully?
(a) William at the Indian Store.
(b) Backup.
(c) Mehring at the farm.
(d) The police.

2. What do Mehring, Jacobus and a farmhand try and repair?
(a) A fence for the cattle.
(b) The roof on the house.
(c) A tractor.
(d) A water pump for the cattle.

3. Who takes credit for putting out the fire?
(a) De Beer.
(b) Jacobus.
(c) Solomon.
(d) Mehring.

4. How do Mehring's friends feel about his peaceful life?
(a) They love to visit him and be a part of his peaceful life.
(b) They think nothing of it, for they have their own peaceful lives.
(c) They find it boring.
(d) They marvel at it.

5. Who does Mehring hear in the other room as he is resting?
(a) Alina, the servant.
(b) Antonia, his girlfriend.
(c) Terry, his son.
(d) Jacobus, a fieldhand.

6. When Mehring roams his four-hundred-acre property, where does he always end up?
(a) At the spare farmhouse.
(b) Back at his farmhouse.
(c) At the third pasture, where the reeds are.
(d) In the barn.

7. What is Solomon told about his brother?
(a) His brother is in jail.
(b) His brother is dead.
(c) His brother is leaving town.
(d) His brother needs him.

8. Who is Antonia?
(a) Mehring's sister.
(b) Mehring's leftist, anti-capitalist girlfriend.
(c) Mehring's best friend.
(d) Mehring's mother.

9. About what do they speak?
(a) Business and the history of the land.
(b) The farm.
(c) The dead body on his property.
(d) Business in town.

10. How does Antonia contradict her "everything goes" front?
(a) Her sensible advice.
(b) Her shy personality.
(c) Her closed way of talking.
(d) Her conservative clothing.

11. What do the farmhands do, regarding Solomon?
(a) Try to piece together what happened to Solomon.
(b) Bury Solomon.
(c) Try to find Solomon.
(d) Go after the men who hurt Solomon.

12. Why is Mehring not able to use the river as a water source?
(a) It is dirty.
(b) It does not belong to him.
(c) It is contaminated.
(d) It is too low.

13. What does Jacobus reassure the men who do not have proper work papers?
(a) He will get work papers for them.
(b) He can help them work in town.
(c) They will not be caught.
(d) He will protect them.

14. What aspect of the farm does Mehring like?
(a) The fields.
(b) The animals and plants.
(c) It is secluded and has no pesky witnesses.
(d) The hired help.

15. From whom does he receive an unexpected phone call and visit?
(a) The De Beer family.
(b) His girlfriend.
(c) The police.
(d) His family.

Short Answer Questions

1. What makes Mehring's irrigation efforts almost useless?

2. What does Solomon do after he questions the men?

3. What does Jacobus do when he returns to the farm?

4. How many generations of his unexpected visitors are present?

5. On first glance, what does Jacobus think about Solomon?

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