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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. In the bar in Malta, why does the narrator lie to the bartender about knowing Lame Bull?
(a) Because he wants to pretend he is someone else.
(b) Because he wants to forget he is married to his mother.
(c) Because Lame Bull caused trouble there.
(d) Because he dislikes his stepfather.

2. How does the family celebrate the marriage of Lame Bull and Teresa?
(a) With dancing.
(b) By throwing a party.
(c) By drinking at home.
(d) By driving through the streets.

3. What does the narrator dream about while staying in Malta?
(a) A chugging tractor.
(b) A bloody river.
(c) A boy on a horse.
(d) A crashing plane.

4. On the day the narrator and his brother are on the range, what do they decide has happened to their missing cow?
(a) She died in a mudhole.
(b) She escaped to another range.
(c) She became lost in the woods.
(d) Their father had sold her.

5. Who does the narrator see in front of the Silver Dollar bar?
(a) His mother.
(b) His girlfriend.
(c) An old acquaintance.
(d) The man he robbed in Malta.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the local people think caused the river to turn milky white?

2. Who most likely gave the narrator a black eye?

3. While in Malta, what is the narrator constantly afraid of as he walks through town?

4. While in the bar in Havre, what object does the narrator find sitting on his seat when he returns from the bathroom?

5. What is the name of the narrator's father?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 25, what are Mose and the narrator doing out on the range?

2. After being beaten by Dougie, why doesn't the narrator retaliate?

3. How does Lame Bull treat the narrator and how does it affect him?

4. After meeting with his girlfriend and being beaten, why does the narrator agree to drink with another woman?

5. In Chapter Eight, when the narrator argues with his mother about the turkey, what is significant about their differing memories?

6. Why does the narrator agree to help the white traveling man?

7. What are the narrator's memories of his brother usually like?

8. While the narrator is fishing with Lame Bull in Chapter Four, what do they argue about, and why?

9. Based on the information the author has given us up to Chapter Sixteen, how is the narrator's financial situation?

10. After meeting the traveling white man for the second time, what does the narrator think about him?

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