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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is attached to the building where Henry and Myra arrive?
(a) A barn.
(b) A dog kennel.
(c) A store.
(d) A chicken coop.

2. What does Henry roast for his housewarming party?
(a) A goat.
(b) A pig.
(c) A chicken.
(d) A calf.

3. What does Henry decide to do to soothe his nerves?
(a) Shoot the television.
(b) Call his second wife.
(c) Call his mistress.
(d) Bake bread.

4. Who is Red Ginter?
(a) A local boy Henry and his brother choose for their team.
(b) One of the stars on their team.
(c) A boy's father.
(d) A star on the rival's team.

5. What do Henry and his dog smell when they hit the road at the end of Chapter 7?
(a) Juniper.
(b) Creosote.
(c) Jasmine.
(d) Pine.

6. What illness does Henry's dog have?
(a) Valley fever.
(b) Arthritis.
(c) Lyme disease.
(d) Rheumatism.

7. What does Henry think about doing while he is driving?
(a) Killing himself.
(b) Returning to Melanie.
(c) Returning to Elaine.
(d) Euthanizing the dog.

8. What did Henry's father give him when he began hitchhiking?
(a) A gun.
(b) $20 and a ride to the highway.
(c) Nothing but imprecations.
(d) A quarter, to call when he needed help.

9. Why did Henry begin hitchhiking?
(a) If he was going to die for his country, he wanted to see it first.
(b) He didn't have any money, but wanted to get out of his hometown.
(c) It was an effective way to avoid getting drafted, if no one could find him.
(d) His car broke down and it was the only way to get home.

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

11. Who gave Henry his first ride?
(a) A family.
(b) A preacher.
(c) A trucker.
(d) Drunken sailors.

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

13. Who does Henry find at Okie Joe's?
(a) Yuppies.
(b) Hippies.
(c) College kids.
(d) Old vets.

14. What does Joe feel about Will joining the military?
(a) He is beaming with joy.
(b) He is solemn but he approves.
(c) He is outraged.
(d) He is secretly proud.

15. Where does Henry know he needs to return to?
(a) His mistress.
(b) His parents' home.
(c) His brother's place.
(d) His first wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Jenny?

2. How does Henry respond when he was called back to work from a smoke break?

3. What kind of school does Henry Lightcap attend?

4. What does Henry find in a ditch when he stops to go to the bathroom, at the end of Chapter 4?

5. How do Henry and his brother lose their pay?

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