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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is best man at Abigail's wedding to Gregory Mason?
(a) Calvin Robertson.
(b) Harry Armstrong.
(c) Howland Campbell.
(d) Rufus Matthews.

2. What is William's first step in the adventure of going into the swamp?
(a) He packs food.
(b) He cleans his guns.
(c) He buys a skiff.
(d) He draws a map.

3. In what direction has the sun set at the beginning of "The Keepers of the House"?
(a) Southwest.
(b) Due west.
(c) The clouds keep Abigail from seeing the sun set.
(d) Northwest.

4. From what state did William Marshall Howland originally come?
(a) Louisiana.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) Arkansas.
(d) Georgia.

5. How did William Marshall Howland die?
(a) Malaria.
(b) Tuberculosis.
(c) Killed in the Civil War.
(d) Murdered by five Indians.

6. When did the forest fires take place in the Smokies?
(a) October.
(b) November.
(c) August.
(d) September.

7. Who ran off to a ship at Savannah and disappeared?
(a) William's nephew.
(b) The landlady's husband.
(c) An earlier William Howland.
(d) Lorena's brother.

8. From whose viewpoint is the first Book of Abigail written.
(a) Abigail's daughter's.
(b) Abigail's.
(c) Abigail's grandfather's.
(d) Abigail's mother's.

9. In Abigail's imagination, who stands next to her on the porch in the first Book of Abigail?
(a) John.
(b) Margaret.
(c) William.
(d) Robert.

10. In the first Book of Abigail, what does Abigail believe she sees over the river?
(a) An owl.
(b) A thick mist.
(c) A huge fish.
(d) A person.

11. Who says, "liars' tongues drop off"?
(a) William.
(b) Annie.
(c) Abigail.
(d) Oliver.

12. Where are the Robertsons rumored to build the latest addition to their business?
(a) Near New Church.
(b) Across Providence River.
(c) Madison City.
(d) Honey Island Swamp.

13. Where does William's daughter go to college?
(a) Mary Baldwin in Virginia.
(b) H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College in Louisiana.
(c) University of Montevallo in Alabama.
(d) Agnes Scott College in Georgia.

14. What attacks William so that he coats his body with muck?
(a) Flies.
(b) Wasps
(c) Gnats.
(d) Mosquitos.

15. Why doesn't Abigail want to replace the fence?
(a) She has no one to do the work.
(b) She has no money.
(c) She wants to remember.
(d) It is more practical to keep it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What looks like a choppy sea to Abigail?

2. What is Abigail's son's name?

3. In the first Book of Abigail, what does Abigail water?

4. What does Abigail do immediately before watering?

5. Who is passed out in the corner after the groom's breakfast?

(see the answer keys)

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