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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 college do Jack and Pat attend?
(a) Duke University.
(b) The Ohio State University.
(c) University of Colorado.
(d) Stanford University.

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

3. Who is the author of "Where You Once Belonged"?
(a) Kent Haruf.
(b) Kurt Hingham.
(c) Kent Harrison.
(d) Kirk Houston.

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

5. How long had Jack worked at his job before getting a promotion?
(a) 6 weeks.
(b) 18 months.
(c) 4 years.
(d) 8 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. When do boys in town come to drink beer and play cards in Jack's room?

2. What major decision does Wanda Jo make regarding Jack?

3. Who is the deputy that the person in #8 speaks to?

4. What does Wanda Jo do in Jack's room when the boys are there?

5. Who photographed the accident site where Jack's father was killed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What information does the author reveal about Jack Burdette at the beginning of the novel?

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

4. What happens that gives Wanda Jo a glimmer of hope regarding a life with Jack?

5. How does the sheriff's treatment of Jack indicate what most of the townspeople feel about him?

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

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

8. Who first notices Jack when he returns to Holt?

9. Describe Jack's high school years.

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

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