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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What will Sam's heroism mean for him?
(a) Travel expenses.
(b) More authority over his department.
(c) A year of travel.
(d) A large promotion.

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

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

4. What mistake has the Smithsonian made that infuriates Colonel Willets?
(a) They understood Sam to be the head of the expedition.
(b) They misunderstood Colonel Willets' requests for more assistance, and cut his budget instead.
(c) They refused to answer any of Colonel Willets' inquiries.
(d) They expected Sam and Colonel Willets to pay for their own expenses.

5. What does Nellie teach Louie?
(a) How to plant trees.
(b) How to tie knots.
(c) How to bake.
(d) French words.

6. What have Henny and Hazel Moore been arguing over?
(a) Money.
(b) Louie.
(c) Mr. Gray.
(d) Sam.

7. Where has Henny been when she comes home?
(a) Traveling.
(b) At work.
(c) Shopping.
(d) In the woods.

8. How did Beulah take care of Louie and the children?
(a) In an annual summer visit.
(b) In constant short visits throughout the year.
(c) She lives with Henny and the children part-time.
(d) She hardly saw them except briefly at holidays.

9. How does the narrator characterize the Pollit children?
(a) Civilized.
(b) Always hungry.
(c) Disobedient.
(d) Hyper.

10. Where are the children excluded from at Monocacy?
(a) The parlor.
(b) The living room.
(c) Bedrooms.
(d) The billiard room.

11. What does Henny threaten to do if she cannot have her way with Hazel Moore?
(a) Stop mothering.
(b) Leave Sam.
(c) Hire another person.
(d) Stop working.

12. What does Sam tell Louie about?
(a) His affairs and her mother's anger.
(b) The suffering in his marriage.
(c) The impending divorce.
(d) The brilliance of her future.

13. Who is Norman Collyer?
(a) Henny's father.
(b) Sam Pollit's father-in-law.
(c) Henny's brother.
(d) Sam Pollit's brother-in-law.

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

15. How does Sam contrast his relationship with the children with Henny's relationship?
(a) He is less protective of the children.
(b) He is friendly with them, whereas she treats them all like enemies.
(c) He tries to teach them, but she doesn't.
(d) He doesn't know them at all, whereas she knows them intimately.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Henny's special place?

2. How old was Louie when her mother died?

3. What does Sam say he wants from Josephine Pollit when she arrives?

4. Who is Archie Lessinum?

5. How old is Josephine Pollit?

(see the answer keys)

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