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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 seems to extend for nearly 25 miles over Los Angeles?
(a) A smog cloud
(b) Peace
(c) Sorrow
(d) Broken dreams

2. How far is the hitchhike Ray is planning to do?
(a) 2,000 miles
(b) 3,000 miles
(c) 100 miles
(d) 25 miles

3. In what city does Ray's mother live?
(a) Pleasanton
(b) Rocky Mount
(c) Springfield
(d) Asheville

4. What do Princess and Ray do after they have sex?
(a) Take a bath
(b) Buy wine
(c) Hitch a ride to Mexico
(d) Read together

5. Did Morley's car freeze as it was expected to?
(a) Yes, and the transmission cracked
(b) No
(c) Yes, but the tires deflated
(d) Yes, but nothing happened

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Morley do in order to show the other men where he is on the trail?

2. What mountain are the men about to hike?

3. How many men get together at Japhy's small house?

4. To what city do Japhy, Alvah, and Ray travel in order to buy hiking equipment?

5. What breaks the silence between Ray and Japhy as they continue to hike the mountain?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the arrangement that Beaudry and Ray work out?

2. How does Ray feel once they have reached a higher point of elevation as they hike up to Matterhorn?

3. Describe the way Japhy decides to descend the mountain.

4. What is Cody concerned about when Ray arrives to say his goodbyes?

5. What does a transient in Riverside warn Ray about once he arrives?

6. Why doesn't Ray decide to camp in Mexico when he arrives?

7. Where does Ray decide to sleep once he arrives at his mother's house?

8. Describe the character of Japhy Ryder.

9. Once they reach a beautiful lake along their hike, what does Morley do?

10. How do Japhy and Ray find Morley again?

(see the answer keys)

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