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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 was the girl who agreed to do all of Jack's homework?
(a) Doris Ann Evans.
(b) Naomi Lee Evans.
(c) Millie Sue Evans.
(d) Wanda Jo Evans.

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 is talking about settling down.
(b) He has been talking to a realtor about buying a house.
(c) He gets a promotion at work.
(d) He says he would like to have children one day.

3. What is the name of Pat's little girl?
(a) Toni.
(b) Abigail.
(c) Missy.
(d) Tonya.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Jack move out of his mother's house?

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

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

4. Jack's mother was a/an _________________ woman.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Wanda Jo do when she learns that Jack got married?

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

4. How was Jack's father killed?

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

6. Who is the author of "Where You Once Belonged" and what is known about him?

7. What did Jack excel at during high school that made him a local hero?

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

9. Where do Jack and Pat go to college and how do they like the college experience?

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

(see the answer keys)

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