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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. How does Sam contrast his relationship with the children with Henny's relationship?
(a) He doesn't know them at all, whereas she knows them intimately.
(b) He is less protective of the children.
(c) He is friendly with them, whereas she treats them all like enemies.
(d) He tries to teach them, but she doesn't.
2. Who is Nellie?
(a) Henny's father's mistress.
(b) A young maid.
(c) A family friend.
(d) A gardener.
3. What have Henny and Hazel Moore been arguing over?
(c) Mr. Gray.
4. 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.
5. 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 tries to ignore them as much as he can.
(d) He sleeps and rises by their needs.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the house like when Sam arrives home?
2. How does Henny refer to the heart of Washington D.C.?
3. How does Sam tell Naden to address him?
4. When does Henny say she was tricked?
5. Where does Beulah live?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Henny find when she arrives at Monocacy?
2. Describe Josephine Pollit's arrival at Tohoga House.
3. How do the two trips, to Harper's Ferry and to Monocacy, show us different sides of Louie's character?
4. What does Henny like about visiting Washington D.C.?
5. How does Henny characterize the difference between herself and Sam?
6. How does Henny get reprieve from the children at Tohoga House?
7. What do Louie and Nellie discuss when Henny and the children get to Monocacy?
8. What does Louie do at Beulah's house?
9. Describe Louie's visit to Mrs. Kydd's house.
10. What is Louie's relationship with Beulah?
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