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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. Why do so many people congregate upon Jack's return?
(a) They want to ask Jack to run for mayor.
(b) They want to see the kind of woman Jack would marry.
(c) They want to talk about grain prices.
(d) They want to talk about the drought.
2. Who makes the decision to not put Charlie on trial?
(a) The mayor.
(b) The prosecutors.
(c) The judge.
(d) The grain elevator.
3. On what day of the week does Jessie work?
4. What is Pat doing with Jessie and the boys one night when he receives a call from the sheriff?
(a) Getting ready for work.
(b) Taking a nap.
(c) Eating dinner at a restaurant.
(d) Watching a movie at home.
5. Toward whom will the townspeople direct their anger?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is notable about Jessie's third birth?
2. What is NOT Jack's demeanor when the head of the grain elevator's board visits him in jail?
3. For how long is Doyle Francis to take over at the grain elevator?
4. Where does Nora's father live?
5. What expensive item does Jack buy on credit at a jewelry store in December of 1976?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the only thing Jessie can think to do in order to repay the townspeople for Jack's crime?
2. What is revealed about Jack that infuriates the people in Holt?
3. What purchases does Jack make prior to leaving town for good?
4. What happens to Pat's marriage to Nora after the death of their daughter?
5. After Jack has been gone for awhile, what shocking and public action does Jessie take?
6. Why are Pat and Jessie perfect candidates for a romantic relationship with each other?
7. What does Doyle Francis discover when he returns to manage the grain elevator in Jack's absence?
8. What are some of the things Pat does to ingratiate himself with Jessie and her sons?
9. What does Jack do that shows why he came back to Holt, and what do his actions do to Pat?
10. How do Pat and Jessie become romantically involved?
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