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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 does the sheriff do when he learns that Jack has kidnapped his family?
(a) Tries to forget about him.
(b) Issues arrest warrants.
(c) Tries to follow his trail.
(d) Informs the FBI.
2. What is the result of Charlie's failed suicide attempt?
(a) He is a paraplegic.
(b) He is brain damaged.
(c) He is crippled.
(d) He has a stroke.
3. To whom do the townspeople direct their anger when Charlie Soames is no longer a viable target?
4. Why does the prosecutor tell the sheriff that he cannot hold Jack in jail?
(a) Someone has posted his bail.
(b) The statute of limitations on the crime has passed.
(c) He has already been tried for the crime and found innocent.
(d) Someone else confessed to the crime.
5. Which of the following do Pat, Jessie and her boys NOT do on an excursion to Denver?
(a) Eat at a family restaurant.
(b) Visit a children's museum.
(c) Play cowboys.
(d) Go to a waterpark.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who makes the decision to not put Charlie on trial?
2. What is notable about Jessie's mother?
3. How does Jessie compare to the definition of a woman they thought Jack would marry?
4. What do most of the townspeople have in common?
5. What do Pat and Jessie do on Sundays?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is the sheriff unable to keep Jack locked up?
2. Does Jack show any remorse when visited by the head of the grain elevator board?
3. Why do so many people in town turn up at the diner when Jack returns to town?
4. Why are the people of Holt so angry at Charlie Soames?
5. How does Charlie try to commit suicide?
6. What happens when Charlie's suicide attempt fails?
7. What happens to finally make the townspeople leave Jessie alone?
8. Why are Pat and Jessie perfect candidates for a romantic relationship with each other?
9. How does Jessie find out that Jack has returned to town?
10. Who are Jessie and Jack's children?
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