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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 is likker?
(a) A medicinal plant.
(b) A species of cotton.
(c) A type of hunting dog.
(d) Alcohol made in stills in the South.

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

3. Who is Michael Campbell?
(a) William's cousin who is a lawyer.
(b) The Madison City postmaster.
(c) William's brother-in-law.
(d) William's cousin who is a doctor.

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

5. How old is William when he thinks that he is old?
(a) 55.
(b) 50.
(c) 45.
(d) 48.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Abigail is being honest with herself, she find herself wishing that ______________was not alive.

2. What does Abigail see when she looks east and north in the first Book of Abigail?

3. Who says that William's decision to remain a widower is indecent?

4. Who is best man at Abigail's wedding to Gregory Mason?

5. In the first chapter, who built the porch that Abigail stands on?

Short Essay Questions

1. What memories does Abigail think of after she thinks the owl flies over the river?

2. Explain the term Freejack.

3. What has survived the frost in the first section to Abigail's surprise and how?

4. What is the appearance of the front yard in the first section/chapter?

5. Describe the still that William eventually finds.

6. In addition to the month being stated, what other clues about the season is the reader given in the first paragraph?

7. What caused the "ugly smears" in the sky in October in the first section?

8. Describe the land that William Marshall Howland claims.

9. What does William Howland do for amusement while living in Atlanta?

10. What does the narrator say in the first section that indicates that she might be lonely?

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