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Paul Harding
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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 only traditional item of clothing that the Indian wears who grew up living on an island in the lake, according to the narrator in Chapter 3?
(a) Moccasins.
(b) A fur cape.
(c) A wampum.
(d) A feather headdress.

2. What word used in Chapter 3 means concerned with relatively minor, irrelevant, or superficial aspects of something?
(a) Peripheral.
(b) Arbitrary.
(c) Convenient.
(d) Collapsed.

3. What kind of wood was Howard's father's canoe made from that he recalls in Chapter 3?
(a) Willow.
(b) Ash.
(c) Pine.
(d) Birch.

4. Who helps Ed Titcomb carry Howard out of the woods in a canvas tent in Chapter 3?
(a) Dan Cooper.
(b) Tom Budden.
(c) Rafe Sanders.
(d) Ezra Morell.

5. What word used by Howard in Chapter 3 means anxious or concerned?
(a) Casual.
(b) Uncommitted.
(c) Regal.
(d) Solicitous.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Howard stands in the silt of the pond outlet in the woods in Chapter 3, the narrator describes the sticks and branches on the pond bed as feeling like what to him?

2. What does the narrator describe opening in 1953 in Chapter 4?

3. Where did the local Indian work for many summers cutting wood, according to the narrator in Chapter 3?

4. The narrator says in Chapter 4, "The escapement on a clock consists of a collar on a pinion, called" what?

5. Who does Howard believe the Indian to be that he sees in the pond in Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. How has Howard managed to track down George's address in Chapter 4? What does he do when he locates George?

2. What is epilepsy? How was this disorder treated in the 1920s/1930s?

3. What is the last thing that George remembers before he dies in Chapter 4?

4. How is the disappearance of Reverend Crosby described in Chapter 3, Part 1? How does Howard's mother address the issue?

5. How would you describe the language style of Tinkers? Is the language easy to understand?

6. What is implied in the conversation between George's wife and Charlie in Chapter 4, Part 1?

7. How would you describe George's relationship with his family as he passes from life in Tinkers?

8. How would you compare the "disappearances" of Reverend Crosby and Howard Crosby in the novel?

9. Where does Megan go during the Christmas holidays in 1953? What does Howard do after she leaves?

10. What is the principle motif used throughout Tinkers? What does this motif represent?

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