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How does his decision to not return most impact the resolution of the plot?
a) by developing an imprisonment in the outside world
b) by providing a source of hope for the future
c) by angering his ancestors for his abandonment
d) by creating a sense of accepting his choices in life

How does the description of the man in paragraph 3 help to shape the plot of the story?
a) by providing context for his experienced years
b) by illustrating his beliefs and dreams
c) by spurring the man to return to his past
d) by emphasizing the concern he had for his kin

What do the sentences below reveal about the character? “He had lost that intangible, all-real wealth of faith and idealism and zest; he had bartered it away for the hard, yellow gold of the marketplace, and he realized at last how much poorer he wa
a) He would trade his fortune for happiness.
b) He was very poor
c) He wanted to be a boy again.
d) He did not miss his home greatly.

In the sentence below, why did the man feel foolish? “It had been a foolish whim to come at all—foolish, because the object of his quest was not to be found there or elsewhere.”
a) He realizes that he cannot solve his problems by coming home.
b) He finally understands that coming home was a mistake.
c) He discovers that his home is not as wonderful as he had thought.
d) He believes that his life is better now than when he was young.

In the sentence below, what is conveyed by comparing the sound of the wind to a murmur? “As he listened to the swish and murmur of the wind, the earth-old tune with the power to carry the soul back to the dawn of time, the years fell away from him,
a) The wind is rolling.
b) The wind is frightening.
c) The wind is gentle.
d) The wind is powerful.

Based on the sentences below, what does saffron mean? “But high up, their tops were green and caught the saffron light of the west. He remembered that when a boy, he had thought there was nothing more beautiful than the evening sunshine falling athwa
a) green
b) yellow
c) dark
d) west

According to the selection, what did the man seek from the valley?
a) the feeling of hope and purpose
b) the ability to observe nature
c) the chance to see his family and friends
d) the desire to borrow money

Which statement summarizes the selection?
a) The trees that were once only saplings are now full-grown and withered.
b) The speaker misses his previous home, but realizes it would not be the same if he returned there after many years.
c) The speaker remembers more of his previous home than he has forgotten.
d) The thrill of the marketplace no longer satisfies the speaker.

Which detail from the selection supports the development of the central idea?
a) It had been by these firs he had halted twenty years ago, turning for one last glance at the valley below..
b) He remembered that when a boy, he had thought there was nothing more beautiful than the evening sunshine falling ...
c) Yonder below him was home—the old house that had sheltered him, the graves of his kin, the wide fields ...
d) He understood that he could not bring back to the old valley what he had taken from it.

Which word BEST describes the man?
a) sympathetic
b) forgetful
c) regretful
d) inconsiderate

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