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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is set on fire during the housewarming party?
(a) The house.
(b) The outhouse.
(c) Henry's car.
(d) Myra's art.

2. What does Henry plan to do, after entertaining his memories?
(a) Go to his brother's.
(b) Call Melanie.
(c) Visit his parents.
(d) Call Elaine.

3. What does Henry stop for, in Chapter 5?
(a) He crashes.
(b) More beer.
(c) To sleep.
(d) Food.

4. What kind of school does Henry Lightcap attend?
(a) Military school.
(b) One-room schoolhouse.
(c) Private school.
(d) Public school.

5. What is the literary device called in which Henry remembers therapy with Elaine?
(a) Flashback.
(b) Imagery.
(c) Symbolism.
(d) Foreshadowing.

6. What does Henry find in a ditch when he stops to go to the bathroom, at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) An empty bottle of Scotch.
(b) A dead dog.
(c) A baseball glove.
(d) A magazine.

7. Who is Van Hoss?
(a) Henry's father's friend.
(b) A rival for Henry's first wife.
(c) An old employer of Henry's.
(d) A friend of Henry's.

8. When is the time period of the scenes Henry remembers?
(a) 1956.
(b) 1941.
(c) 1968.
(d) 1944.

9. What does Henry do when he wakes up, in Chapter 3, after remembering his birth and family?
(a) Walks his dog.
(b) Calls Elaine.
(c) Calls his brother.
(d) Packs his truck.

10. What does Henry do when he wakes up after Elaine leaves him?
(a) Call his brother.
(b) Call Elaine.
(c) Play the piano.
(d) Call Melanie.

11. What does Henry's committee say about his thesis?
(a) He is finished.
(b) He is being charged with plagiarism.
(c) He will have to make revisions.
(d) He no longer has a future as a professor.

12. What does Henry think about when he stops to go to the bathroom, in Chapter 5?
(a) The beauty of the landscape.
(b) The grace of God.
(c) The inhumanity of man.
(d) His need for sex.

13. What does Henry remember loving in high school?
(a) His teachers.
(b) Basketball.
(c) Football.
(d) Watching girls.

14. Who is Jenny?
(a) Don Williams's mistress.
(b) Don Williams's daughter.
(c) Don Williams' wife.
(d) Don Williams's mother.

15. What was Henry's primary love in high school?
(a) Hiking.
(b) Hunting.
(c) Baseball.
(d) Basketball.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the game Henry and Will and their friends played against their rivals end?

2. What is Henry annoyed by after Elaine leaves?

3. Who does Henry find at Okie Joe's?

4. What is Myra's response to Henry's new job?

5. What was Henry's father doing in the scene Henry remembers?

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