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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 color was the vintage Thunderbird?
(a) Red.
(b) White.
(c) Green.
(d) Gold.

2. Who are Louise's two girl friends in high school?
(a) Joan and Marjorie.
(b) Jean and Melanie.
(c) Joan and Harriet.
(d) Jessica and Marie.

3. What does the older son in Minor Heroism do for a living?
(a) He is a writer.
(b) He is a college professor.
(c) He is an attorney.
(d) He is a school teacher.

4. In The Fat Girl, what did Louise's mother start talking to her about when Louise was eight years old?
(a) Her career.
(b) Watching her weight.
(c) Attending college.
(d) Attending high school.

5. Whose music does Dzia-Dzia hear while he sits at the other end of the kitchen table from Michael?
(a) Piano music.
(b) Rock music.
(c) Fiddle music.
(d) Harp music.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Minor Heroism, where in the house does Bryan sit and draw his pictures?

2. In Minor Heroism, what happens between father and son one New Year's Eve that shocks the father?

3. In Testimony of Pilot, who is Lillian?

4. In The Darling, what is Dolores Starr's unusual occupation?

5. Where do Irene and the children move when they leave Flagstaff?

Short Essay Questions

1. In The Fat Girl, what is the secret that follows Louise from high school to college?

2. Who is Petra in Ann Beattie's story "A Vintage Thunderbird"?

3. What are some of the things the speaker in Girl encourages the young girl to learn how to do in the home?

4. What happens to Ad Magic in the beginning of A White Horse, and how do the people he is with react to his situation?

5. In the story Minor Heroism, who is Bryan, and what about him bothers his father?

6. In the story Rock Springs, how do Edna, Cheryl and the narrator end up in Rock Springs?

7. In the story The Fat Girl,When Louise examines herself in a mirror, what parts of her body does she like? What parts does she hate?

8. In the story Emergency, who is Terrence Weber? What unusual thing has happened to him?

9. In the story Wickedness, what happens in Nebraska on the twelfth of January, 1888? How does this affect the townspeople?

10. In Testimony of Pilot, how does Quadberry get the scar over his right eye?

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