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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. After seeing Melinda's sculptures, what does Sughrue go to bed thinking?
(a) He will pay what he owed the women.
(b) He wants a marriage like Trahearne and Melinda's.
(c) He will stay with Melinda.
(d) He won't stay with Trahearne long.

2. After speaking to Jimmy, what do Saghrue and Trahearne tell Rosie?
(a) Betty Sue does not want to be found.
(b) They know with certainty that Betty Sue is dead.
(c) The search for Betty Sue has turned up nothing.
(d) Betty Sue has an ugly past her mother shouldn't hear about.

3. How long has Betty Sue been gone?
(a) Fifteen years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) A few days.
(d) Five years.

4. What did Charles Gleeson think of Betty Sue's acting ability?
(a) Lacking talent for a boring and uninteresting performance.
(b) Incredible talent with enormous potential.
(c) Mediocre talent with little effort.
(d) Great talent with little work ethic.

5. What does Saghrue reveal about Trahearne's mother?
(a) She committed suicide when Trahearne was young.
(b) She is serving 20-45 for armed robbery.
(c) She dated a married doctor.
(d) She was a single and pregnant schoolteacher.

Short Answer Questions

1. What best describes Jimmy Flowers?

2. How does Charles Gleeson know Betty Sue?

3. What best describes Betty Sue and Albert Griffith's intimacy?

4. According to Rosie, where did Betty Sue disappear to?

5. When Betty Sue left Jackson, how did she feel about him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sughrue's remark about his job and "the chase being over" indirectly characterize him?

2. Sughrue is uncomfortable about Catherine and Trahearne's mother living together. Why?

3. Why is it significant that Albert Griffith searched the morgue for Betty Sue?

4. What events does the use of alcohol foreshadow as the book opens?

5. What do Sughrue and Trahearne's interactions with the nurse teach the readers about these two men?

6. How do Selma Hinds' actions characterize her?

7. What is Jimmy Joe Flowers like?

8. Sughrue and Rosie concoct a story for the police. How does this story indirectly characterize them?

9. How would Sughrue be affected by his experiences in Vietnam and the discovery of the butchered 14-year old boy?

10. How does Peggy Blain's explanation of Betty Sue contribute to the development of Betty Sue's allure?

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