Train Dreams Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


What does Haley ask Grainier to put water into so he (Haley) can have a drink? (from Chapter 3)


How does the death of Hank Pinkham change Grainier's life? (from Chapter 5)


What is the most likely reason that Grainier seems concerned about the reappearance of "the Chinaman" on his walk home in Chapter 1? (from Chapter 1 )


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)


Grainier's decision to not pursue Kate is similar to which earlier experience, and why? (from Chapter 8)

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