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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 did Elaine do in response to Henry's hurting her feelings?
(a) Take up gourmet cooking.
(b) Leave him.
(c) Take up gardening.
(d) Take up jogging.

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

3. Who does Henry think of as he nears Albuquerque?
(a) Joe.
(b) Don Williams.
(c) Will.
(d) Van Hoss.

4. What does Henry find when he gets to the bank, in Chapter 3?
(a) Elaine has left him some money.
(b) Elaine has already cleaned out his account.
(c) His paycheck was never deposited.
(d) His bills are due.

5. What is Joe's reaction when Henry is drafted?
(a) Delighted.
(b) Furious.
(c) Proud.
(d) Indifferent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What illness does Henry's dog have?

2. What amenity is NOT missing from the building Henry and Myra arrive at?

3. Who is Myra?

4. Who was Joe?

5. What does Henry lament in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Henry's relationships at the beginning of the novel.

2. Describe Henry's relationship with his brother Will.

3. What is Henry's interaction with Don Williams?

4. What does Henry think about cooking, and Elaine's cooking in particular?

5. What is Henry's routine for his road trip?

6. What happens in the prelude?

7. How does Henry get across the country without much money?

8. How would you characterize Henry Lightcap's relationships with women?

9. Describe Henry's house in El Culito.

10. What is Henry's relationship with the landscape?

(see the answer keys)

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