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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Upon returning to his base after the funeral, what illness does David come down with?
(a) RSV.
(b) Sinusitis.
(c) Mononucleosis.
(d) Pertussis.

2. The last time David saw his father, he showed him his prized possession. What is his father's prized possession?
(a) His retiremant papers.
(b) His fireman's badge.
(c) A photo of his wedding.
(d) David's birth certificate.

3. Upon entering the hospital to see David's father, what does the smell remind him of?
(a) His grandmother's home.
(b) Being trapped in a bathroom during his abusive childhood.
(c) His mother's death.
(d) Being in the airplane bathroom.

4. While staying with his father in the hospital, David goes to see his mother. Who answers the door at his mother's house?
(a) Stan.
(b) Kevin.
(c) Russell.
(d) His grandmother.

5. What does David's mother call him?
(a) It.
(b) Animal.
(c) You.
(d) Stupid.

6. What does David's grandmother compare talking about the past to?
(a) Opening Pandora's box.
(b) Entering a beehive.
(c) Opening Hell.
(d) Teasing a rabid dog.

7. What happened to the home of David's mother while he was in Egypt?
(a) It was struck by lightening and burned down.
(b) It went into foreclosure.
(c) She sold it.
(d) Stan accidently burned it down.

8. After basic training is completed, what position does David get in the Air Force?
(a) A fireman.
(b) A pilot.
(c) A cook.
(d) A gunner.

9. Who calls Alice to tell her about the admittance of David's father into the hospital?
(a) David's mother.
(b) David's brother Stan.
(c) David's father.
(d) David's brother Russell.

10. How does David impress the recruiting officer while filling out his Air Force enlistment papers?
(a) By his courage.
(b) By his schooling.
(c) By his physical strength.
(d) By his knowledge of planes.

11. Who does David find out has died while he was in Egypt?
(a) Uncle Dan.
(b) Russell.
(c) His mother.
(d) Stan.

12. How long is David heavily sedated due to his illness?
(a) Three days.
(b) Over a week.
(c) Over a month.
(d) Three weeks.

13. Who wrote the letter that David wished he never received?
(a) His brother.
(b) His foster mother.
(c) His mother.
(d) His father.

14. Who called David at his foster parent's home while taking a break from staying with his father in the hospital?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) His father.
(c) Stan.
(d) His mother.

15. While looking at pictures in his mother's bedroom, who is missing in all of the photos?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) Kevin.
(c) David and his father.
(d) Russell.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the nurse tell Steve he has to do in order to allow his father to "go?"

2. Which one of David's brothers came to the hospital to see their father before David arrived?

3. According to the phone call, how long does David's father have left to live?

4. According to Aunt Jane, times were different in the past and nicknamed what?

5. What memory does David have upon walking into his grandmother's home?

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