Train Dreams Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


In Chapter 9, what is the metaphoric connection between the bobcat glimpsed by Grainier on his trip to town and Grainier himself? (from Chapter 9)


What earlier experience is echoed by Grainier's experience on the plane, and why? (from Chapter 7)


Why does the manager of the camp in Chapter 2 think that the work-site is cursed? (from Chapter 2)


In Chapter 7, narration refers to Grainier seeing a cabin "he’d never remembered before, the places of his hidden childhood, a vast golden wheat field, heat shimmering above a road, arms encircling him, and a woman’s voice crooning, and all the mysteries of this life were answered.” Given what the narrative has indicated about Grainier and his life so far, what do you think is the answer to those mysteries? (from Chapter 7)


What is a "boomer", according to Chapter 3? (from Chapter 3)

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