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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Moonwalk by Susan Power.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who becomes deaf playing drums in a band in the story Testimony of Pilot?
(a) Radcleve.
(b) The narrator of the story.
(c) Lillian's brother.
(d) The narrator's younger brother.

2. What Neil Young song does Georgie sing as he preps Mr. Weber?
(a) Cowgirl in the Sand.
(b) Cinnamon Girl.
(c) Southern Man.
(d) Sail Away.

3. What does the father in the story Minor Heroism do for a living?
(a) He is an attorney.
(b) He is a desk sergeant.
(c) He is an insurance salesman.
(d) He is a used car dealer.

4. In the story Girl, why does the speaker say not to pick other people's flowers?
(a) You might catch something.
(b) You might get stung by a bee.
(c) You might get in trouble with the police.
(d) You might be seen.

5. What does the speaker in Girl teach about spitting up in the air?
(a) How to do it, and how to get out of the way.
(b) How to do it, and how to catch it.
(c) Why good girls do not do it.
(d) Why not to do it.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his dream, what does the priest see the soldier do?

2. In Testimony of Pilot, how does Lillian die?

3. In A Romantic Weekend, what does the woman want to talk about after dinner?

4. What does the priest say to his mother when he sees her?

5. What did Michael remember hearing as a child from the open window in his room?

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