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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Tarwater say about the teachings of Mason?
(a) He says it's the only truth.
(b) He says he doesn't believe any of it.
(c) He says he knows better.
(d) He says it will set him free.

2. What does Tarwater do with Buford's jug?
(a) Hides it.
(b) Fills it with alcohol.
(c) Dumps it out.
(d) Breaks it.

3. What does Rayber call the aptitude test?
(a) Too hard for Tarwater.
(b) Work.
(c) A game.
(d) A measure of ability.

4. Why does Tarwater drop the knocker at the schoolteacher's house?
(a) It breaks.
(b) It is cold.
(c) He doesn't want to visit.
(d) It looks like the devil.

5. Where does Mason die?
(a) In church.
(b) On his front porch.
(c) At the breakfast table.
(d) In bed.

6. The stranger's voice tells Tarwater to go where?
(a) To town.
(b) To the shack.
(c) To the north.
(d) To the woods.

7. After four days with Tarwater, how does the schoolteacher feel?
(a) He feels excited.
(b) He feels determined.
(c) He feels exhausted.
(d) He feels unsure.

8. Who said that their parents did not teach them anything, except "not to wet the bed"?
(a) Mason.
(b) Tarwater.
(c) Bishop.
(d) The schoolteacher.

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

10. Who said, "A dead man is not going to do you any good"?
(a) Mason.
(b) Rayber.
(c) Bishop.
(d) Tarwater.

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

12. Who does Tarwater smile like?
(a) Mason.
(b) Bishop.
(c) The schoolteacher.
(d) Meeks.

13. Who will inherit Mason's land?
(a) No one.
(b) Tarwater.
(c) The schoolteacher.
(d) Bishop.

14. What does Tarwater want to make clear to Rayber, the "schoolteacher", the morning he goes to his house?
(a) That he disagreed with Mason.
(b) That he is not to be studied.
(c) That he wants Bishop to be like a brother.
(d) That he needs money.

15. What does Tarwater do when Mason dies?
(a) Finishes his breakfast.
(b) Calls the police.
(c) Asks a neighbor for help.
(d) Goes into the woods.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the schoolteacher first think when Tarwater shows up at his house?

2. What does Tarwater compare Bishop to when they go to the Italian restaurant?

3. Why does Tarwater say he went to the church?

4. According to the voice, what's the only reason Mason wanted Tarwater?

5. What does Tarwater do to the shack the night Mason dies?

(see the answer keys)

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