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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Louie's cousins teacher her?
(a) How to write.
(b) How to butcher pigs.
(c) How to tie knots.
(d) How to hunt.

2. What does Henny say she would like to do to Sam?
(a) Befriend him.
(b) Confess to him.
(c) Kill him.
(d) Reward him for his hard work.

3. How do Henny, Hassie, and Old Ellen characterize Barry?
(a) As a nuisance.
(b) As irresponsible but charming.
(c) As the salt of the earth.
(d) As a stalwart supporter of the family.

4. How does the narrator characterize Sam Pollit's relationship with his children?
(a) He never breaks promises to them.
(b) He overdoes it to compensate for being gone so often.
(c) He sleeps and rises by their needs.
(d) He tries to ignore them as much as he can.

5. How is 'The Man Who Loved Children' narrated?
(a) Third person limited.
(b) Second person.
(c) First person.
(d) Third person omniscient.

6. How does the narrator characterize the relationship between Henny and her friend?
(a) Satisfying.
(b) Mysterious.
(c) Simple.
(d) Confusing.

7. How does Henny characterize the difference between herself and Sam?
(a) He lives in a floating cloud; she lives in the back alleys.
(b) He is always coming and going; she is trapped.
(c) He lives on the earth; she lives in the atmosphere.
(d) He has control over everything; she only has control over the children, sometimes.

8. Who does Henny meet in Washington D.C.?
(a) Hazel Moore.
(b) Beulah.
(c) Old Ellen.
(d) Bert Anderson.

9. Why did Henny look very theatrical when she stared off into the distance?
(a) She had porcelain skin.
(b) She had very dark hair.
(c) She had large eyes.
(d) She was very dramatic in her manner.

10. What does Sam think about as he walks through Georgetown?
(a) His father.
(b) His childhood home.
(c) His garden.
(d) His dead mother.

11. Where is Sam Pollit?
(a) At work.
(b) He disappeared when the children were small.
(c) On an expedition.
(d) Hunting.

12. Who is Josephine Pollit?
(a) Sam's older sister.
(b) Sam's aunt.
(c) Sam's mother.
(d) Sam's cousin.

13. What is Sam Pollit's profession?
(a) Writer.
(b) Salesman.
(c) Naturalist.
(d) Accountant.

14. What reason does Sam give for his marriage to Henny?
(a) They were in love.
(b) Her family needed him to take care of her.
(c) A sense of honor.
(d) The marriage was arranged.

15. What 'crime' does Nellie hold against Louie?
(a) The time she took flowers from someone's yard to give a neighbor.
(b) She time she got sick and needed to be taken care of.
(c) The time she forgot her homework.
(d) The time she lost her keys.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Henny threaten to do if she cannot have her way with Hazel Moore?

2. How does Sam contrast his relationship with the children with Henny's relationship?

3. How does Henny refer to the heart of Washington D.C.?

4. What is Henny's mother doing when Henny arrives at Monocacy?

5. Where is Henny's special place?

(see the answer keys)

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