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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What part of California do Dave's friends live in?
(a) Berkley
(b) Los Angeles
(c) San Francisco
(d) Orange County

2. Why can Dave's mother's nose bleed be deadly?
(a) Her blood count is low
(b) She can choke on the blood
(c) Ths bleeding lasts for hours
(d) Her sugar count is low

3. Where does Dave sleep in this chapter?
(a) The hospital
(b) A bus station
(c) His girlfriend's house
(d) A railway station

4. Who does Dave spend all of his time with in this chapter?
(a) Toph
(b) Kirsten
(c) Bill
(d) Beth

5. Where is Dave's family home?
(a) Virginia
(b) New York
(c) Illinois
(d) Seattle

6. Where do Dave and Toph play Frisbee in this chapter?
(a) A corn field
(b) The beach
(c) A tennis court
(d) The garden

7. What does Dave's tragic story make him feel like?
(a) An adult
(b) A child
(c) A celebrity
(d) A nobody

8. What is Dave's only income in this chapter?
(a) Part time work at a gas station
(b) Selling stories
(c) Selling paintings
(d) Toph's social security payments

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

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

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

12. What word best describes Dave's relationship with the older woman?
(a) Serious
(b) Loving
(c) Intense
(d) Casual

13. Where does Meredith agree to meet Dave?
(a) At a bar
(b) At a restaurant
(c) In Mexico
(d) Outside her apartment

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

15. What does Dave think the parents at the Little League games wonder about him and Toph?
(a) If Dave is abusing Toph
(b) Where their parents are
(c) If Toph is ill
(d) If Dave is Toph's father

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Dave call for advice on his mother's nose bleed?

2. Where do Dave and Beth want to move to?

3. Where is Toph sleeping?

4. What does Beth talk her mother into doing?

5. What kind of women does Dave currently like to date?

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