A Long Way from Chicago Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How late does Joe Dowdel's train leave the station in "The Troop Train"?
(a) Two hours late.
(b) Three hours late.
(c) An hour late.
(d) Thirty minute late.

2. Who does Grandma say pieced the quilt that Joey and Mary Alice find in the attic in "Things with Wings"?
(a) Effie Wilcox.
(b) Aunt Puss Chapman.
(c) Leota Shrewsbury.
(d) Josie Smull.

3. What movie theater was John Dillinger leaving when he was killed?
(a) The Sun Theater.
(b) The Orpheus Theater.
(c) The Biograph Theater.
(d) The Olympic Theater.

4. What does Joey see when his train passes Grandma Dowdel's house in "The Troop Train"?
(a) Fireworks going off across the town.
(b) Grandma Dowdel's house no longer standing.
(c) Grandma Dowdel holding a large banner.
(d) Grandma Dowdel waving.

5. What war is taking place in "The Troop Train"?
(a) The Mexican-American War.
(b) World War I.
(c) The Korean War.
(d) World War II.

6. From what station does Joe Dowdel ship out for basic training in "The Troop Train"?
(a) Dearborn Station.
(b) Washington Station.
(c) Central Station.
(d) Jackson Station.

7. Where does Joey say he and Mary Alice go to see the movies back home in "Things with Wings"?
(a) The Oriental Theater.
(b) The Orpheus Theater.
(c) The Magenta Theater.
(d) The Quills Theater.

8. Who is the movie star that Joey describes as "sweeping the country" in "The Phantom Brakeman"?
(a) Carolyn Keene.
(b) Katharine Hepburn.
(c) Shirley Temple.
(d) Betty Grable.

9. Grandma Dowdel's unnamed town in A Long Way from Chicago is based on what actual town?
(a) Amity.
(b) Cerro Gordo.
(c) Malvern.
(d) Fayetteville.

10. What car does Joey describe as "shimmering in her loveliness" outside of Veech's garage in "Things with Wings"?
(a) A Plymouth coupe.
(b) A Terraplane 8.
(c) A Rolls-Royce.
(d) A Ford Model T.

11. What kind of game are the boys playing on the train in "The Troop Train"?
(a) A game of craps.
(b) A game of dodge-ball.
(c) A game of poker.
(d) A game of quarters.

12. What does Grandma Dowdel tell Joey and Mary Alice to look for in addition to historical clothes in the attic in "Centennial Summer"?
(a) A stovepipe hat.
(b) A gas lantern.
(c) A butter churn.
(d) A wine bottle.

13. How much are Vandalia's daily wages that she hands over to her mother at the Coffee Cup Cafe in "The Phantom Brakeman"?
(a) 95 cents.
(b) 15 cents.
(c) 75 cents.
(d) 10 cents.

14. What war did Uncle Grady Griswold fight in?
(a) The Mexican-American War.
(b) The Korean War.
(c) The Iraq War.
(d) World War I.

15. How old is Junior Stubbs said to be in "The Phantom Brakeman"?
(a) 25.
(b) 30.
(c) 17.
(d) 19.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Joey Dowdel when he visits his Grandmother in "Centennial Summer"?

2. How much money does Joey and Mary Alice's father give them apiece before they go to Grandma Dowdel's?

3. When was A Long Way from Chicago published?

4. How much money does Ray Veech say the car costs that is sitting in front of the garage at Veech's Gas and Oil in "Things with Wings"?

5. Where does Joe Dowdel enlist in the military in "The Troop Train"?

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