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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Jack force Jessie to do in her apartment?
(a) Cook breakfast.
(c) Give him her money.
(d) Pack a suitcase.
2. What is the purpose of Jessie's visit to the Hold Mercury office in January of 1977?
(a) To have a notice printed about Jack.
(b) To place an ad for her garage sale.
(c) To purchase a subscription.
(d) To place an ad for the grain elevator.
3. What job does Jessie get?
(a) Dental hygienist.
(b) Waitress at a cafe.
(c) Dancing at a bar.
(d) Assistant at the library.
4. Why does the prosecutor tell the sheriff that he cannot hold Jack in jail?
(a) The statute of limitations on the crime has passed.
(b) He has already been tried for the crime and found innocent.
(c) Someone has posted his bail.
(d) Someone else confessed to the crime.
5. What do most of the townspeople have in common?
(a) They have a share in the grain elevator.
(b) They are artists.
(c) They are Methodists.
(d) They are Republicans.
6. How often is Jessie seen in public with Jack?
(a) All the time.
7. What does Jack do to Pat at Jessie's apartment?
(a) Stabs him.
(b) Hits him with a fireplace poker.
(c) Shoots him.
(d) Ties him up.
8. What happens to the bookkeeper of the grain elevator when the theft is revealed?
(a) He is arrested.
(b) He is fired.
(c) He is reprimanded.
(d) He is put on probation.
9. How does Charlie attempt suicide?
(a) He inhales car exhaust fumes.
(b) He slits his wrist.
(c) He shoots himself.
(d) He overdoses on drugs.
10. What does the grain elevator bookkeeper become in town after the news of the theft?
(a) An outcast.
(b) A pathetic man.
(c) A hero.
(d) A religious convert.
11. What is notable about Jessie's third birth?
(a) She has another boy.
(b) The baby is stillborn.
(c) She has twin girls.
(d) The baby is premature.
12. Where do Pat and Jessie decide to take the boys to avoid seeing Jack?
(a) A fishing trip in the Bahamas.
(b) Nora's father's house in Denver.
(c) A trip into the mountains.
(d) A bed & breakfast in California.
13. How can Jack best be characterized at the end of the story?
14. What does Pat realize when he visits his wife at her father's home?
(a) His marriage is over.
(b) He needs a vacation.
(c) He wants to take a leave of absence.
(d) He wants to move to Denver.
15. Where does Charlie attempt suicide?
(a) His shed.
(b) His attic.
(c) His basement.
(d) His car.
Short Answer Questions
1. To whom do the townspeople direct their anger when Charlie Soames is no longer a viable target?
2. What message does Jessie publish for the townspeople to read?
3. When does Nora return home after visiting her father?
4. What is Jack's main concern when talking to Pat?
5. What is notable about Jessie's mother?
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