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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. What does Henny take from Ernie?
(a) His savings.
(b) His lead.
(c) Her old coins.
(d) His set of keys.
2. What had Sam brought back from Malaysia in the crates?
(a) Small animals and biological samples.
(b) Vases and silks.
(c) Books and illustrations.
(d) Trinkets and worthless things.
3. What does Louie do after confessing to her father?
(a) She takes care of her siblings.
(b) She goes back to school.
(c) She is arrested.
(d) She runs away.
4. Why does Sam challenge Louie to write poetry?
(a) He knew it would make Henny furious.
(b) He learned to write poems in Malaysia.
(c) He wanted to give her an assignment she would fail at.
(d) Jo had published a poem in the paper.
5. How does the narrator characterize the relationship between Sam and Colonel Willets?
(a) Colonel Willets resents Sam's easy-going personality.
(b) Colonel Willets loathes Sam's intellectual background.
(c) Colonel Willets simply doesn't like Sam.
(d) Colonel Willets is afraid of Sam's ambition.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the narrator characterize the house Sam finds?
2. What does Henny accuse Bert Anderson of?
3. What is Louie's reaction when Sam reads her poetry?
4. What happens to Bonnie's baby?
5. What happens to Sam in mid-summer?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the children's reaction to the marlin Sam brings home.
2. What is it that upsets Sam during his homecoming celebration?
3. What leads up to Henny's death?
4. How does Sam react when Louie tells him that she killed Henny?
5. How do things come to a head with Colonel Willets and Sam?
6. What does Sam do on account of Jo's news?
7. How does Sam react to the birth of a new baby?
8. Describe the reading of David Collyer's will.
9. Describe Henny's stay at Hassie's house.
10. What is uncommon about Cathleen's eighteenth birthday?
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