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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. Which person of great wealth is mentioned in the story?
(a) Bill Gates.
(b) King Midas.
(c) Donald Trump.
(d) King Croesus.

2. Where is the one place that Freddy feels most at home?
(a) Grandmother's house.
(b) Church.
(c) School.
(d) Woods.

3. Buechner refers to himself as more of a(n) than a theologian.
(a) Student.
(b) Follower.
(c) Observer.
(d) Author.

4. Buechner refers to which type of bird?
(a) Woodpecker.
(b) Swallow.
(c) Cardinal.
(d) Finch.

5. What is Grandmother Buechner's first name?
(a) Beatrice.
(b) Louise.
(c) Willa.
(d) Anna.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the maid?

2. What unusual item did the family have in the house?

3. What was the name of the author's famous spouse?

4. The author uses the poem to refer to the _____ of one's early childhood.

5. How old is Freddy at this time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Buechner use Eden as a reference? How does it relate to the way people see the world? What is the main difference between the views of adults and children?

2. What is Freddy's opinion regarding the memories of the dead?

3. Discuss the duplicity of Freddy's father and how it affects the child.

4. What does Freddy most admire about Grandma Buechner? How does Freddy view the relationship between mother and daughter-in-law?

5. Discuss the presence of Grandma Buechner. How close is the family to the grandmother?

6. Who is Frederick Buechner? Why is this book important?

7. How does Freddy carry this character into his future studies and beliefs?

8. Did Buechner leave a suicide note? If so, where was it left and what did it say?

9. What came out of this experience regarding the noise in a person's every day life?

10. Discuss the scenario around the death of Freddy's father.

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