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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator say his third attempt to evade the devil shows about Tom?
(a) He is extremely naive.
(b) He has lost his mind.
(c) He is unusually clever.
(d) He is a very persistent man.

2. What part of the fort remains standing?
(a) An alter to the devil.
(b) Some partial walls.
(c) Some mounded up earth.
(d) A cellar.

3. What does Tom find in the mud of the swamp?
(a) A serpent.
(b) A human skull.
(c) The remains of a sacrifice to the devil.
(d) A piece of gold.

4. How does Tom seal his bargain with the devil?
(a) With a handshake.
(b) With a burnt offering.
(c) By cutting his thumb with the devil's knife.
(d) By signing a document.

5. What happens to all of Tom's money and property at the end of the story?
(a) Tom's cheated clients divide it among themselves.
(b) A mysterious man appears, claiming to be Tom's heir.
(c) The town elders donate it to the church.
(d) Everything changes into ash, bone, and wood shavings.

6. What is the reason the narrator gives for Tom not fearing the devil?
(a) After fighting in several battles with Natives, Tom is too hardened to be afraid.
(b) Tom thinks that he can outsmart the devil.
(c) Nothing scares Tom after having to deal with his wife.
(d) Tom does not believe in the devil.

7. On what land feature did the old Native stronghold stand?
(a) A hill.
(b) A peninsula.
(c) An island.
(d) A plateau.

8. What is one unusual physical feature of the devil?
(a) His voice is like a snake's hiss.
(b) He has red eyes.
(c) He smells of sulfur.
(d) He has horns.

9. When Tom opens the apron, what does he find inside?
(a) Valuable silver.
(b) Gold coins.
(c) His wife's heart and liver.
(d) A skull.

10. Why does the pirate not retrieve his treasure?
(a) He converts and does not want ill-gotten treasure.
(b) He is executed.
(c) Someone moves it.
(d) Tom Walker finds it first.

11. Part of the story is set in a morass. What kind of location is this?
(a) A flat area where a river enters the sea.
(b) A muddy or boggy area.
(c) An overgrown field.
(d) A mountaintop.

12. Whom does the narrator seem to blame for the situation of Tom's clients?
(a) The devil and the government.
(b) The government and the clients.
(c) Tom and the devil.
(d) The clients and Tom.

13. What does the narrator say is hard to believe about the conversation between Tom and the devil?
(a) It sounds too familiar.
(b) There is no such thing as the devil.
(c) Even Tom Walker would not be foolish enough to talk to the devil.
(d) The devil sounds too much like an ordinary person.

14. What does the devil have all over his skin?
(a) Blood.
(b) Soot.
(c) Mud.
(d) Scales.

15. Why does it take Tom a long time to get through the swamp?
(a) The devil is slowing him down.
(b) He has to be very careful walking.
(c) He is avoiding going home to his wife.
(d) He is searching for the treasure.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Tom's neighbors do about the constant fighting in the Walker house?

2. Tom Walker is described as meager and miserly. What kind of a person is he?

3. Which of the following does the devil say is the name he goes by in their area?

4. Tom's house is described as forlorn. What kind of house is it?

5. Why does the narrator say that only Tom Walker would have the nerve to stop at the Native stronghold in the sawmp?

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