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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. Who is the character who drives into town at the beginning of the novel?
(a) Pat Harrison.
(b) Phil Thorpe.
(c) Jack Burdette.
(d) John Hall.

2. Why does Jack move out of his mother's house?
(a) She is too strict.
(b) She married a man he doesn't like.
(c) He wants to live with his girlfriend.
(d) He went to college.

3. What surprises Wanda Jo about Jack's return to town?
(a) He is married.
(b) He bought her an engagement ring.
(c) He bought a new suit.
(d) He has a new car.

4. What was Jack scheduled to do upon his return home from his trip?
(a) Attend a parent-teacher conference.
(b) Present at a board meeting.
(c) Have a dental procedure.
(d) Sign the loan papers for his house.

5. Why does Wanda Jo put up with Jack's poor treatment of her?
(a) She has very low self esteem.
(b) She hopes that he will ask her to marry him.
(c) She doesn't know anyone else she wants to date.
(d) She is bored.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Jack and his friends steal from Burcham Scott's house?

2. Which of the following does NOT describe Jack as a student?

3. Who is the first person to notice the character in #2?

4. In what year did Jack's father die?

5. What is the name of the town where the story takes place?

Short Essay Questions

1. How could Jack be characterized as a kid and what were the circumstances of his school years?

2. What role does Wanda Jo play in Jack's life after his stint in the army, and what does Wanda Jo hope for regarding Jack?

3. What does Jack's marriage to Jessie indicate to Wanda Jo?

4. What is the setting for the novel?

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

6. Why did Jack and his friends steal a refrigerator?

7. How does the sheriff treat Jack when he finds him?

8. Why was Jack expelled from college and where did he go after leaving school?

9. What does Jack's moving out of his mother's house indicate about his personality?

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

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