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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 type of business does the person in #8 own?
(a) Floral shop.
(b) Grocery store.
(c) Men's clothing shop.
(d) Insurance agency.

2. In what state does the novel take place?
(a) Colorado.
(b) California.
(c) New Mexico.
(d) Arizona.

3. What does Jack do with the young woman in #88?
(a) He takes her to Hawaii.
(b) He marries her.
(c) He buys her a car.
(d) He gives her a job.

4. Where does Jack work after his stint in the Army?
(a) The newspaper.
(b) The grain elevator.
(c) The gas station.
(d) The general store.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Jack's father die?

2. In what month of the year did Jack's father die?

3. What is a quality that Jack possesses?

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

5. Jack's room became a meeting place for _____________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who does Pat marry, and what is their early married life like?

4. What is Jack Burdette doing at the beginning of the story?

5. Who is Nora Kramer and what are her personality traits?

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

7. Who was Wanda Jo Evans and what role did she play in Jack's life?

8. What is the setting for the novel?

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

10. Describe Jack's high school years.

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