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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Dave struggling to decide in this chapter?
(a) Where to send Toph to school
(b) Who to date
(c) What job to take
(d) Throwing his parents' things away

2. What does Toph join in this chapter?
(a) Little League
(b) Cub scouts
(c) Chess club
(d) Writing club

3. Why does Dave not date much?
(a) He has no money
(b) He is still getting over Kirsten
(c) He is afraid of a woman not staying around for long
(d) He does not want to fall in love

4. How does Dave secure the apartment he wants to move into?
(a) He gives the landlord his watch
(b) He pays a large deposit
(c) He pays a year's rent up front
(d) He takes the landlord out for dinner

5. Why do Dave and Toph have to rush to the school open house?
(a) They get locked out of the house
(b) The car breaks down
(c) Dave takes a nap
(d) They get stuck in traffic

6. What do Dave and Toph have to rush to in this chapter?
(a) A football game
(b) A funeral
(c) Toph's school open house
(d) A Little League game

7. Where do Dave and Meredith go after the bar?
(a) To Dave's house
(b) To a restaurant
(c) To the beach
(d) To Meredith's house

8. What does Dave resent in this chapter?
(a) Being the one with his parents' belongings
(b) Taking Toph to school
(c) Phoning social services every morning
(d) Looking after Toph

9. Why does Dave not go out at night?
(a) He wants to stay with Toph
(b) He is afraid of being beaten up
(c) He wants to save
(d) He likes watching TV

10. What can Dave not convince Toph to do?
(a) Do his homework
(b) Move in with Beth
(c) Go to school
(d) Clean up

11. What do Toph and Dave do in the evenings?
(a) Watch videos
(b) Play pool
(c) Sing karoke
(d) Dance

12. What does Dave fear about the older woman he is dating?
(a) Telling a bad joke
(b) Falling in love
(c) Seeing her naked
(d) Gettng her pregnant

13. Who asks Dave about his situation?
(a) A student
(b) A teacher
(c) A father
(d) A mother

14. Where does Dave insist the kids go with him in this chapter?
(a) To the police station
(b) To his car
(c) To find a phone
(d) To his apartment

15. Where did Beth find Toph's babysitter?
(a) At her school
(b) In the newspaper
(c) In a cafe
(d) At work

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Beth preparing for in this chapter?

2. What is the name of Dave's sister?

3. What kind of people are in the car Dave has to identify?

4. Who is Dave watching TV with in this chapter?

5. What do Dave and Toph eat when they watch videos?

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