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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Tarwater's uncle?
(a) Joel.
(b) Mason.
(c) The schoolteacher.
(d) Francis.

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

3. Who spent time in an insane asylum?
(a) Bishop.
(b) Tarwater.
(c) The schoolteacher.
(d) Mason.

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

5. What does Rayber forget to put on the night he follows Tarwater?
(a) His coat.
(b) His pants.
(c) His shoes.
(d) His hat.

6. Why does Tarwater say he went to the church?
(a) To be healed.
(b) To be saved.
(c) To spit on it.
(d) To laugh at it.

7. Who does Tarwater hitch a ride into town with?
(a) A newspaper salesman.
(b) Meeks.
(c) Buford.
(d) Bernice.

8. How old was Lucette when she began preaching?
(a) Eleven.
(b) Eight.
(c) Ten.
(d) Six.

9. What small town does this story begin in?
(a) Powderhead.
(b) Backwoods.
(c) Tarwater.
(d) Clamhead.

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

11. What does Meeks do for a living?
(a) Teacher.
(b) Copper flue salesman.
(c) Lawyer.
(d) Phonebook salesman.

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

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

14. What does Mason want at the head of his grave?
(a) A cross.
(b) Nothing.
(c) A stone.
(d) An angel.

15. According to the voice, what's the only reason Mason wanted Tarwater?
(a) So someone would have to pay his taxes.
(b) So someone would keep him company.
(c) So someone would take over the business.
(d) So someone would give him a Christian burial.

Short Answer Questions

1. What catches Tarwater's attention in the store window when he is walking with Rayber?

2. What does Tarwater do when Mason dies?

3. Who steals Tarwater from his crib?

4. Where was Mason kept for four years?

5. Who has a gash in their ear?

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