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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 does Wanda Jo feel when she hears the news about Jack?
(a) She is bored.
(b) She is happy.
(c) She is grateful.
(d) She is depressed.

2. What does Wanda Jo think is a good sign for her in terms of getting Joe to ask her to marry him?
(a) He gets a promotion at work.
(b) He has been talking to a realtor about buying a house.
(c) He says he would like to have children one day.
(d) He is talking about settling down.

3. Who is the young woman Jack meets while on his trip?
(a) Jamie.
(b) Jessie.
(c) Julie.
(d) Janet.

4. How could Jack be described as a child?
(a) Average and quiet.
(b) Big and tough.
(c) Fat and a bully.
(d) Tall and shy.

5. What does Pat especially enjoy during his early days at college?
(a) Rushing a fraternity.
(b) All the new girls.
(c) His classes.
(d) His roommate.

Short Answer Questions

1. What rumor about Jack spreads quickly in town when Jack returns from his trip?

2. How could the girl in #68 best be characterized?

3. Why is Jack unhappy during his early days at college?

4. What college do Jack and Pat attend?

5. How does Jack handle the unpleasant things in his life?

Short Essay Questions

1. What negative behavior characteristics does Jack show through his actions?

2. What does Doyle Francis discover when he returns to manage the grain elevator in Jack's absence?

3. What does Jack warn Pat about when Pat visits him in jail?

4. What does Jack do that shows why he came back to Holt, and what do his actions do to Pat?

5. Why is the sheriff unable to keep Jack locked up?

6. What is revealed about Jack's parentage when the author uses a flashback in Chapter 2?

7. What is the purpose of Jack's trip to Tulsa?

8. Why did Jack move out of his mother's house after his father died?

9. Compare and contrast Pat and Jack's perspectives on the college experience.

10. Why are the people in Holt so angry at Charlie Soames?

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