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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. Who is the author of the novel The Virginian?
(a) Walt Whitman.
(b) Percy Shelley.
(c) Samuel Beckett.
(d) Owen Wister.

2. What is the date of Peter’s opening diary entry in Chapter Sixty-two?
(a) September 4, 1915.
(b) August 12, 1915.
(c) March 2, 1836.
(d) September 15, 1917.

3. How old does Eli say the Indian woman was that took his virginity in Chapter Thirty-four?
(a) 20.
(b) 30.
(c) 40.
(d) 15.

4. Who Ulises Garcia’s ancestor in the McCullough family?
(a) Peter McCullough.
(b) Charles McCullough.
(c) Phineas McCullough.
(d) Jonas McCullough.

5. What is the date of Peter’s first diary entry in Chapter Thirty-nine?
(a) April 6, 1917.
(b) July 7, 1917.
(c) March 2, 1836.
(d) August 12, 1915.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Eli when he meets the judge’s wife in Chapter Thirty-four?

2. How much money does Peter learn that his family gave to Maria to leave in Chapter Fifty-one?

3. How many cattle were living in Texas alone by the year 1865, according to Eli in Chapter Fifty-nine?

4. Where does Peter’s wife go after their sons leave for the war in Chapter Twenty-four?

5. Who does Peter describe as renting out his pig stall for eighty dollars a week in Chapter Forty-five?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Peter respond to Maria’s presence and her need for help in Chapter Thirty?

2. Where is Eli working in 1864? How is his home described in Chapter Forty-nine?

3. What irony can be seen in Prairie Flower’s death in Chapter Twenty-eight?

4. What events and circumstances lead Eli to the cattle industry in Chapter Fifty-five?

5. How does Eli help the captive buffalo hunter in Chapter Twenty-five?

6. Why do you think that Maria tells Peter about the curse on the Garcia family in Chapter Forty-two?

7. How is the character of Ulises Garcia introduced in Chapter Fifty-seven? What is Ulises’s objective?

8. Discuss Jeanne’s relationship with motherhood, as seen in Chapter Thirty-eight. Does Jeanne enjoy being a mother?

9. How does Judge Black’s wife perceive Eli when he returns from the Rangers in Chapter Forty?

10. How is Jeanne’s relationship with her grandsons described in Chapter Sixty?

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