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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Katy moaning in the Book of Margaret?
(a) She's in labor.
(b) She has appendicitis.
(c) She has been bitten by a rattlesnake.
(d) She's in mourning.

2. Who sits on the Carmichael porch to play the banjo and sing the blues?
(a) Elfetha Harris.
(b) Grover Kent.
(c) Jack Tobias.
(d) Roger Ellis.

3. As a girl, where does Margaret go on winter mornings?
(a) Hollow tree trunk.
(b) By the stove.
(c) Swamp.
(d) Stays in bed.

4. What is the last name of the cousins that Abigail goes on an outing with once or twice a month?
(a) Bannister.
(b) Lewis.
(c) Armstrong.
(d) Howland.

5. What outlines the graves in New Church?
(a) China animals.
(b) Cups.
(c) White stone.
(d) Barbed wire.

6. What rolls down the road when the moon is small, according to Margaret?
(a) Lizards.
(b) Ghosts.
(c) Hoop snake.
(d) Light.

7. With whom does Abigail drive off after her near drowning?
(a) Tom Stanley.
(b) Her roommate.
(c) She drives off alone.
(d) John Tolliver.

8. Where did William find a mouse nest?
(a) In a china tureen at the top of a closet.
(b) In the kitchen pantry.
(c) In the fireplace.
(d) On the top bookshelf.

9. What do people clean muddy shoes on at the Howland home?
(a) Cleans them in the river.
(b) Rinses off with well water.
(c) Uses a stick to get the mud out.
(d) Boot scraper shaped like two rabbits.

10. Why does Abigail cry after the birth of her second child?
(a) She doesn't have a son.
(b) She can't get to the hospital.
(c) She is in so much pain.
(d) She doesn't know where her husband is.

11. Who is Robert Stokes?
(a) Cousin.
(b) Uncle.
(c) Deputy.
(d) Preacher.

12. What does Margaret give to Little Matthew?
(a) A snakeskin.
(b) A persimmon.
(c) A piggy back ride.
(d) Her hat.

13. In what city does Robert first attend boarding school?
(a) Cleveland.
(b) Cincinnati.
(c) Pittsburgh.
(d) Boston.

14. Ramona hunts through an armoire until she finds _________ for Margaret.
(a) A bedsheet with a rip down the middle.
(b) Clothing.
(c) The best of the bedsheets.
(d) Apron.

15. Who tells Abigail that she's not "beholden" to the Howland home?
(a) John Tolliver.
(b) Her grandfather.
(c) Margaret.
(d) Her father.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Abigail expelled from college?

2. According to Margaret's mother, what is hippin?

3. What name did the Howland place once go by that an ancestor tried unsuccessfully to bring back?

4. What realization does Margaret come to after the move to higher ground during the spring floods?

5. Who attends Carnegie Tech?

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