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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the banner say on the building Rayber thinks Tarwater went into late at night?
(a) "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
(b) "Unless ye be born again."
(c) "Pray ye, for all."
(d) "The time has come."

2. Where does Bishop go to school?
(a) He is homeschooled.
(b) A school in the next town.
(c) A school for exceptional children.
(d) He does not go to school.

3. Who steals Tarwater from his crib?
(a) Buford.
(b) The schoolteacher.
(c) Mason.
(d) Francis.

4. What reason does Mason give for his finding a lover for Tarwater's mother?
(a) To earn money.
(b) To raise her self-confidence.
(c) To get her to move away.
(d) To get her a child.

5. What does Tarwater do when Bishop tries to touch him?
(a) Tarwater takes a step back.
(b) Tarwater reaches out his own hand.
(c) Tarwater runs away.
(d) Tarwater smacks Bishops hand.

6. When does Meeks tell Tarwater to contact him?
(a) In a month.
(b) In two days.
(c) If he gets hungry by next week.
(d) If he can't stay with his uncle.

7. What does Mason tell Tarwater a benefit of living in the woods is?
(a) Tarwater doesn't have to buy food.
(b) Tarwater gets his own chicken.
(c) Tarwater doesn't have to go to school.
(d) Tarwater gets to learn outdoorsman skills.

8. Whose voice is the stranger's?
(a) An angry neighbor.
(b) Mason.
(c) The devil.
(d) Buford.

9. Who has a gash in their ear?
(a) Tarwater.
(b) The schoolteacher.
(c) Bishop.
(d) Meeks.

10. What does Tarwater do when he and Rayber return home from the church?
(a) He goes directly to bed.
(b) He says he wants to eat.
(c) He stands outside the door for a moment.
(d) He refuses to come inside.

11. When Rayber is watching Lucette's parents, who does he keep envisioning?
(a) His father.
(b) Mason.
(c) The devil.
(d) Tarwater.

12. What does Tarwater think about Mason's property after Mason's death?
(a) He thinks about the changes he can make.
(b) He thinks about selling the place.
(c) He thinks about how to pay the taxes.
(d) He thinks about renting the place.

13. What does the schoolteacher first think when Tarwater shows up at his house?
(a) That it is a trick.
(b) That he is in trouble.
(c) That he is selling something.
(d) That he has won.

14. What does Mason say will burn a prophet?
(a) Sunlight.
(b) People.
(c) Evil.
(d) Water.

15. What window does Tarwater stop in front of to look in?
(a) The cleaners.
(b) The petstore.
(c) The toystore.
(d) The bakery.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Tarwater prove to Meeks that the schoolteacher lives in town?

2. Who will inherit Mason's land?

3. Who does the schoolteacher marry?

4. How did Mason describe Tarwater's sister?

5. What does Tarwater confuse the city lights with?

(see the answer keys)

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