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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Zippy's dad say was Melinda's real dad?
(a) Slim Jenkins.
(b) Doc Holiday.
(c) Dave Newman.
(d) Timmy's dad.

2. What did Julie's dad gather from his truck every night when he came home?
(a) His briefcase, and his cigarettes.
(b) His money clip and his lighter.
(c) His wallet, his lighter, and his gun.
(d) His bowling ball and his gun.

3. What television actor was Zippy deeply and tragically in love with?
(a) Darren from Bewitched.
(b) Gilligan.
(c) Telly Savalas.
(d) Marcus Welby, M.D.

4. What did Zippy learn from the T.V. show Marcus Welby, M.D. that would kill her dad?
(a) Eating red meat.
(b) Drinking too much beer.
(c) Giving up coffee.
(d) Smoking.

5. What did Zippy's mom tell her she traded to get her from the gypsies?
(a) Pearl earrings.
(b) A ruby necklace.
(c) A green velvet bag.
(d) A bag of popcorn.

6. What was Zippy asked to do for Andy's family when they went on vacation?
(a) Feed the cats.
(b) Dog-sit old Jiggers.
(c) Clean their house.
(d) Bring in the mail and newspapers.

7. What did Zippy see her next door neighbor do with a chicken one morning before church?
(a) Feed it.
(b) Ring its neck.
(c) Chase it through the yard with a broomstick.
(d) Sing to it.

8. How many churches were in Mooreland?
(a) 16.
(b) 3.
(c) 12.
(d) 25.

9. What did dinner at Big Dave and Debbie's house always involve?
(a) Vegetables.
(b) Lots of bread.
(c) Salad.
(d) A Fry Daddy.

10. Why did Melinda win Fair Queen by default?
(a) Carolyn was secretly married.
(b) Carolyn was three months pregnant.
(c) Carolyn was over the age limit.
(d) Carolyn had enlisted in the army.

11. Why did Zippy's sister Melinda think nobody had written a book about Mooreland?
(a) Because a short story was long enough.
(b) Because no sane person would read it.
(c) Because it would be stupid.
(d) Because a movie was already made about Mooreland.

12. At Jiggers funeral, what song did Andy sing?
(a) Baby, I Can Drive Your Car.
(b) He Lives.
(c) Poor Wayfaring Stranger.
(d) In Thee Oh, Lord.

13. What color was Kia's mother?
(a) Charcol Grey.
(b) Dark black.
(c) Snow white.
(d) Orange.

14. How did Zippy's sister react to the news that Zippy's chicken was killed?
(a) She seemed unconcerned.
(b) She laughed until she cried.
(c) She cried with Zippy.
(d) She told Zippy she was very sorry.

15. Who died in the town of Mooreland when Zippy was born?
(a) Zippy's father.
(b) The druggist.
(c) Melinda.
(d) The barber Tony.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color crayon did the kindergarten teacher give Julie on her first day of class?

2. When did most people in Mooreland take their vacations during Zippy's childhood?

3. Who was chosen Fair Queen during the ceremony when Melinda ran?

4. What was Rose's most important feature that would make her a good artist?

5. Why, according to Zippy's mom, did she and Zippy's father go to visit the gypsies one night?

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