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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 Sylder secretly think after John Wesley leaves?
(a) He wants to repent.
(b) He is anxious to get back to his whiskey runs.
(c) He wonders if his wife will bring lunch.
(d) He hopes Gifford gets what he deserves.

2. Who does Sylder punch in the face while the man is sleeping?
(a) Uncle Ather.
(b) Milford.
(c) Gifford.
(d) Leggett.

3. What dead animal does the large cat find?
(a) Deer.
(b) Rabbit.
(c) Dog.
(d) Mink.

4. Ownby tells John Wesley that there are some things that a person just has to do, because unless he does them he will have no _____________.
(a) peace.
(b) honor.
(c) friends.
(d) money.

5. Which is true of the orchard keeper's environment when he awakens?
(a) Nothing is stirring.
(b) Everything is quiet.
(c) All of these.
(d) It has snowed.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does John Wesley manage to get into the jail to see Sylder?

2. What extreme weather is Ownby navigating at the beginning of this section?

3. What does John Wesley find in his trap the next day?

4. Who picks up Ownby when he is spotted walking with his dog?

5. Where does the orchard keeper drag some trees?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does John Wesley manage to get into the mental asylum to visit Ownby?

2. Who is Arthur Ownby and what is he doing as this chapter begins?

3. Who are the boys that John Wesley meets and what do they do?

4. What does the orchard keeper do on a snowy morning involving the peach pit?

5. Describe Ownby's encounter with a welfare department agent in the jail.

6. Why can the authorities not be absolutely certain that the corpse is that of Kenneth Rattner and what do they tell Rattner's widow?

7. How is the dead cat symbolic of Kenneth Rattner?

8. Why does McCarthy wait until this point in the story to reveal the orchard keeper's formal name?

9. In addition to his traps, what does Warn point out to the other boys?

10. What emotions does the orchard keeper have when he finds the peach pit smoldering?

(see the answer keys)

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