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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is Henny's mother doing when Henny arrives at Monocacy?
2. What do Henny and Old Ellen talk about?
(a) How women poison themselves.
(b) How to stay in a bad marriage.
(c) Why couples split up.
(d) What do to about Sam's inappropriate relationship with the children.
3. What does Henny's friend tell her?
(a) She should stop dwelling on the negative things.
(b) She should get help.
(c) She should divorce Sam.
(d) She should travel.
4. What did Louie's mother say about Sam when she was dying?
(a) He was great with children.
(b) He had no interest in the children.
(c) He would be a friend to the children.
(d) He didn't know anything about children.
5. Who is Josephine Pollit?
(a) Sam's older sister.
(b) Sam's mother.
(c) Sam's aunt.
(d) Sam's cousin.
6. What does Hazel Moore do to upset Henny?
(a) Steals money.
(b) Gives notice that she is leaving.
(c) Gets drunk and neglects her work.
(d) Becomes engaged to Mr. Gray.
7. Why does Henny refuse to write to Sam?
(a) He never answers.
(b) She is convinced he has a local lover.
(c) He criticizes her spelling.
(d) He gets jealous over the littlest thing.
8. What 'crime' does Nellie hold against Louie?
(a) The time she forgot her homework.
(b) The time she took flowers from someone's yard to give a neighbor.
(c) The time she lost her keys.
(d) She time she got sick and needed to be taken care of.
9. What worries Sam about leaving Henny in charge of the house while he is gone?
(a) Henny's hatred for Louie.
(b) Henny's irresponsibility.
(c) Henny's sick father.
(d) Henny's health.
10. How does the narrator characterize Josephine Pollit?
(a) Lanky and aloof.
(b) Tall with blond hair.
(c) Fat and slow.
(d) Short and plump.
11. What makes Sam a hero to his department?
(a) His data proved a theory.
(b) He received an award for Field Biology.
(c) He is appointed to an Anthropological Mission.
(d) He located an intact specimen of an extinct species.
12. Why is Henny irritated by the children writing letters to Sam in Malaysia?
(a) They don't know how to spell simple words.
(b) They have too many questions.
(c) They don't write quickly.
(d) They never finish their stories.
13. What is Louie like when her parents are gone?
(a) Benevolent and fun.
(b) Introverted and shy.
(c) Strict and overbearing.
(d) Manipulative and squirrelly.
14. Why does Henny like going to Washington D.C.?
(a) She can hide the fact that she is poor.
(b) She can watch the rich people and envy them.
(c) She can pretend to be rich.
(d) She can buy things she can't get at home.
15. Why does Louie feel at home with Beulah?
(a) She doesn't have to look after her siblings there.
(b) Her family neglects her and lets her have her freedom.
(c) Her family lets her do whatever she wants.
(d) Her family is happy to have her.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Louie do when Henny is in her special place?
2. What is the house like when Sam arrives home?
3. What does Norman Collyer tell Henny?
4. Who is Rachel?
5. How does the narrator characterize Sam Pollit's relationship with his children?
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