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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. On what highway was the narrator traveling the day before?
(a) New Jersey Turnpike.
(b) I-95.
(c) Route 66.
(d) Route 22.

2. In what state does the narrator live?
(a) Connecticut.
(b) Virginia.
(c) New York.
(d) New Jersey.

3. Why is Big Al unable to play in the big football game the day after the contest?
(a) The game was cancelled.
(b) He broke his leg.
(c) He dropped out of school.
(d) He is too ill.

4. What is the treasure to be found at the end of the camp season?
(a) The Bronze Canoe Paddle.
(b) The Most Revered Bear Paw.
(c) The Golden Bow and Arrows.
(d) The Sacred Golden Tomahawk.

5. Who finds the treasure hunt prize?
(a) Skunk.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Jake.
(d) Schwartz.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to the boys when they are in search of clues?

2. What does the narrator say is always the butt of comedians' jokes?

3. What is the building made to look like a ship near the New Jersey highway?

4. Camp demerits result in the loss of privileges such as _______________.

5. What does the narrator throw down from his window on some picketers during his college days?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Big Al during the contest and what does the narrator realize about Umbaugh's actions years later?

2. What are some New Jersey highway landmarks the narrator mentions?

3. What prompts the narrator to recall his college days?

4. Why was the narrator underwhelmed by his summer camp experience?

5. In what circumstances does the narrator find himself as the novel opens and how does he perceive his circumstances?

6. What does the forming of clans among New Jerseyites mean?

7. How does the narrator make comparisons between Skunk from summer camp and Umbaugh from college?

8. How did Captain Crabtree manage the situation with the reluctant fat Chipmunk?

9. What is the narrator's favorite snack and how does it add a bright spot to a dull weekend?

10. Describe some of the projects created in leathercraft.

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