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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How long is Henry determined to work for?
(a) Three days a week.
(b) As little as possible.
(c) Six months a year.
(d) The rest of a long life.
2. What is Henry afraid of bringing to Will?
(a) His memories.
(b) His dog.
(c) His stories.
(d) His troubles.
3. What does Henry think might break down before the truck does?
(b) The road.
4. What does Joe ask Will for when Will finds him?
5. What does Henry's interviewer say about the accident?
(a) That this happens all the time.
(b) Henry lost the job already.
(c) Henry's story was logical enough.
(d) That he'll take the damages out of Henry's pay.
6. What does Claire tell Henry she thinks about him?
(a) He isn't serious.
(b) He isn't really coming.
(c) He is too good for her.
(d) He is going to be too passionate.
7. Who does Henry think about when he arrives in St. Louis?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) Lewis and Clark.
(c) Mark Twain.
(d) General Custer.
8. What does Henry think will happen when he dies?
(a) He will be reborn.
(b) He will be nothing.
(c) He will be in heaven.
(d) He will be in purgatory.
9. What does the preacher talk about at Joe's funeral?
(a) Joe's good character.
(b) Joe's debts.
(c) Joe's lack of faith.
(d) Joe's infidelities.
10. How does Henry feel about the job Bat Lanahan found for him?
(d) Pleasant enough.
11. What does Will say when he sees Henry on the tracks?
(a) That no one told him to leave.
(b) That they don't want to see him again.
(c) He yells at him about his faults.
(d) He gives him some money for the road.
12. What does Henry take while driving through Kansas?
(a) A shot of morphine.
(b) A hit from a joint.
(c) A strong drink.
(d) A pain pill.
13. Who helps Will dig Joe's grave?
(a) Old Dan.
(b) Bill Gatlin.
(d) Van Hoss.
14. What does Henry remember about working with Joe?
(a) The sun on his stubble.
(b) Not being able to see him through the crops.
(c) The smell of his shirt.
(d) Being afraid of doing something wrong.
15. Where does Henry stop, at the beginning of Chapter 21?
Short Answer Questions
1. What augury does Henry find in the hotel, in the beginning of Chapter 13?
2. What does Henry say he is bringing to Will?
3. Where does Claire go when she leaves Denver?
4. What does Henry tell Myra in answer to her request?
5. What does Henry do after Claire does not show up?
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