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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. How did Mason describe the schoolteacher's house?
(a) A fox hole.
(b) A horse barn.
(c) A dog house.
(d) A bird nest.

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

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

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

5. What does Tarwater know as soon as he sees Bishop?
(a) That the schoolteacher has been beating him.
(b) That he needs to kidnap him.
(c) That he needs a bath.
(d) That he has to baptize him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rayber do as soon as he and Tarwater return home from the church?

2. Who says they are free?

3. Who thought that everything was a "false alarm"?

4. What does Meeks think of Tarwater after driving for only a short while?

5. Who does Tarwater hitch a ride into town with?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rayber say Mason did to Tarwater?

2. What is Rayber reminded of when he holds Bishop to tie his shoe?

3. When Tarwater looks at the burned remains of the cabin, what does he think?

4. Why does Rayber decide to go to Powderhead with Bishop?

5. Why does Rayber see himself fleeing with Lucette?

6. What is the sign of returning health that Rayber wants to see in Tarwater?

7. How is it obvious that Tarwater is unfamiliar with telephones?

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

9. When Tarwater is looking over Bishop in the fountain, what does he think?

10. Why does Rayber say that Tarwater is his son also when they check in to the hotel?

(see the answer keys)

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