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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Henry lament in Santa Fe?
(a) The nuclear reactor.
(b) The poverty.
(c) The loss of beauty in the land.
(d) The iron mills.

2. What problems of the Indians' do Henry and Don Williams lament together?
(a) Radicalism.
(b) Militarism.
(c) Overpopulation.
(d) Depression.

3. Why is Henry punished with nightly drills?
(a) For stealing.
(b) For disobedience.
(c) For asking why he was going to war.
(d) For incompetence.

4. Who was Joe?
(a) Henry's father.
(b) Henry's friend.
(c) A Shawnee medicine man.
(d) Henry's cousin.

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

6. What field was Henry studying?
(a) French.
(b) Ecology.
(c) Engineering.
(d) Philosophy.

7. What does Henry remember smoking in the barn?
(a) Cigars.
(b) Corn silk cigarettes.
(c) Corncob pipes.
(d) Tobacco cigarettes.

8. How does Henry recall he hurt Elaine's feelings?
(a) By insulting her cooking.
(b) By embarrassing her in front of her parents
(c) By insulting her intelligence.
(d) By criticizing her figure.

9. How do Henry and his brother lose their pay?
(a) Their father took it.
(b) They misplaced it.
(c) Playing cards.
(d) It was stolen.

10. What state is the building in that Henry and Myra arrive at?
(a) Run down.
(b) Spotless.
(c) Ruined.
(d) Clean and neat.

11. When did Henry begin hitchhiking?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1971.
(c) 1944.
(d) 1963.

12. Who is Elaine?
(a) Henry's second wife.
(b) Henry's first wife.
(c) Henry's mistress.
(d) Henry's third wife.

13. What does the thing Henry smells remind him of?
(a) His second marriage.
(b) His mistress.
(c) His youth.
(d) Elaine.

14. What does Henry do when he wakes up, in Chapter 7?
(a) Buys a gun.
(b) Drinks more beer.
(c) Calls Elaine.
(d) Calls his brother.

15. What does Henry's mother see in Henry's personality?
(a) Weakness.
(b) Romanticism.
(c) Tenacity.
(d) Sentimentality.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Henry plan to do, after entertaining his memories?

2. Why did Will join the military?

3. What happened to Henry the summer when he was 15?

4. How much does Don Williams give Henry?

5. Where does Henry find himself, in Chapter 7?

(see the answer keys)

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