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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Mary Carson is jealous of which character?
(a) Meggie.
(b) Frank.
(c) Fiona.
(d) Paddy.

2. Which family member is not allowed to attend church?
(a) Adam.
(b) Frank.
(c) Meggie.
(d) Fiona.

3. What does Ralph insist that Meggie do?
(a) Go back to the boarding school.
(b) Try to put Hal out of her mind and go on.
(c) Ride a horse in the proper riding clothes.
(d) Talk to Fiona about female issues.

4. What is Paddy's job?
(a) Welder.
(b) Sheep herder.
(c) Day laborer for other farmers.
(d) Storekeeper.

5. What attacks Stuart?
(a) A wild boar.
(b) A bear.
(c) A python.
(d) A dingo.

6. What does Father Ralph tell Meggie when he returns for the funerals?
(a) That Mary Carson was attracted to him.
(b) That Mary Carson was jealous of her.
(c) That Paddy is not Frank's father.
(d) That he loves her but can never act on that love.

7. What is the socio-economic level of Fiona's family?
(a) Poor.
(b) Middle-class.
(c) Beggars.
(d) Aristocratic.

8. What does Father Ralph do for everyone in the family?
(a) He buys new pillows.
(b) He sends them on a trip to Wahine.
(c) He opens a bank account.
(d) He treats them to ice cream in town.

9. Which of the following are two of the Cleary boys?
(a) Martin & Luke.
(b) Jack & Hughie.
(c) Dane & Patrick.
(d) Ralph & Adam.

10. What does the Cleary family not encounter at Drogheda?
(a) Snakes, birds, and kangaroos.
(b) A forest.
(c) Dust and flies.
(d) Oppressive heat.

11. How frequently is mail delivered to Drogheda?
(a) Every week.
(b) Every six weeks.
(c) Every month.
(d) Every three days.

12. How does Paddy feel about Fiona?
(a) He falls in love with her.
(b) He regrets marrying her.
(c) He wishes she would do a better job of housekeeping.
(d) He feels she and the baby are a burden to him.

13. Paddy and Fiona have how many sons?
(a) 7.
(b) 8.
(c) 4.
(d) 5.

14. Which character says that Frank is no better than the one who fathered him?
(a) Mary Carson.
(b) Paddy.
(c) Fiona.
(d) Ralph.

15. What are the twins' nicknames?
(a) Ralphie and Mickey.
(b) A.C. and Patty.
(c) Jimmy and C.C.
(d) Jims and Patsy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event draws the Cleary family closer?

2. Why does Meggie leave school?

3. What two people or things is Ralph torn between?

4. Why is Stuart able to leave school?

5. Which of the following does Mary Carson not provide for Paddy's family?

(see the answer keys)

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