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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 is the reaction from the townsfolk when they hear the news that Old Ben is dead?
(a) They are apathetic.
(b) They are pleased.
(c) They are saddened.
(d) They are confused.
2. Where is the fatal wound that strikes down Old Ben?
(a) His head.
(b) His heart.
(c) His back.
(d) His stomach.
3. How old is the young boy at the opening of the story "The Bear"?
(a) 7 years old.
(b) 3 years old.
(c) 9 years old.
(d) 5 years old.
4. How old is Ike when he moves in with McCaslin?
5. How old is Ash in relation to Ike?
(a) Ash and Ike are exactly the same age.
(b) Ike is older than Ash.
(c) No one knows how old Ash is.
(d) Ash is older than Ike.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following characters has a premonition about Sam's death, which he finds deeply disturbing?
2. How does the young boy feel about Boon?
3. Who accuses Boon of killing Sam?
4. Which of the following characters does Ike NOT visit with when he rides through the woods for the last time?
5. How many of Old Ben's feet have been mangled by traps set by the hunters?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Old Ben killed?
2. What do the hunters do to pass the time when they are bored on their hunting trips?
3. How do Ike and McCaslin learn the dark truth of their family's history on the plantation?
4. Who or what kills Major de Spain's colt?
5. What is the reaction from the government when the tall convict turns himself in?
6. What crime does Ike accuse his grandfather or committing, and what proof does he have of this crime?
7. Who is Fonsiba, and why does Ike feel the need to track her down?
8. What is the reaction from the townsfolk when news spreads that both Old Ben and Sam are dead?
9. According to Sam, what mistake does the young boy make when he goes out into the woods in search of Old Ben on his own?
10. How old is the young boy at the opening of the story, "The Bear", and what is he waiting to do?
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