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

2. What is Myra's response to Henry's new job?
(a) Indifference.
(b) Sadness.
(c) Fury.
(d) Delight.

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

4. What does Henry sell to Don Williams?
(a) His dog.
(b) His novel manuscript.
(c) His truck.
(d) A gun.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Henry give his dog when he is packing his truck?

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

3. What is set on fire during the housewarming party?

4. What do Henry and his dog smell when they hit the road at the end of Chapter 7?

5. What does Joe pay Henry and his brother for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Henry's house in El Culito.

2. How does Henry fall in love with the West?

3. What does Henry learn from his military experience?

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

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

6. Describe Henry's dinner with Van Hoss.

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

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

9. Why doesn't Henry qualify as a marksman?

10. Who is Red Ginter and what role does he play in Henry Lightcap's childhood?

(see the answer keys)

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