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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 was the one time Mason decided to stop prophesying?
(a) When he was in the asylum.
(b) When he turned thirty.
(c) When he was an old man.
(d) When he was at the schoolteacher's house.

2. As Meeks drives with Tarwater, what does he consider doing with Tarwater?
(a) Meeks considers using Tarwater in his business.
(b) Meeks considers letting Tarwater stay with his family.
(c) Meeks considers taking Tarwater to an institution.
(d) Meeks considers dropping Tarwater off on the side of the road.

3. Who buries Mason Tarwater?
(a) The schoolteacher.
(b) Francis Marion.
(c) Buford Munson.
(d) Bernice Bishop.

4. What does Tarwater do to the shack the night Mason dies?
(a) Tears it down.
(b) Builds an addition.
(c) Sets fire to it.
(d) Sells it cheaply.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What about Tarwater makes fury rise in Rayber?

2. Who spent time in an insane asylum?

3. Who steals Tarwater from his crib?

4. Who does Tarwater smile like?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Rayber say Tarwater can not eat?

2. What does the schoolteacher do when he first hears that Mason is dead?

3. At the end of chapter 6, how does Rayber feel about Tarwater?

4. Why does Rayber see himself fleeing with Lucette?

5. At the end of the novel, what does Tarwater discover about Mason's body?

6. Why does Tarwater drink the moonshine he was getting for Buford?

7. Why does Tarwater turn down Meeks' offer to drop him off at Rayber's?

8. Why does Tarwater balk at Mason's directions for burying him?

9. Why does Rayber follow Tarwater quietly when he leaves the house?

10. Why does Mason try to kidnap Bishop?

(see the answer keys)

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