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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the nurse tell Steve he has to do in order to allow his father to "go?"
(a) Tell him he loves him.
(b) Tell him he will be okay and let him go.
(c) Sign the papers to stop treatment.
(d) Make sure he knows the funeral plans are taken care of.

2. Who is David's "bunk buddy" in the Air Force?
(a) Scott.
(b) Randy.
(c) John.
(d) Mike.

3. What does the enlisting sergeant call David when talking to him about planes?
(a) David.
(b) Dave-O.
(c) Pelz.
(d) Pelz-O.

4. Where is David's plane landing at the end of the second chapter "Fly Away?"
(a) San Francisco.
(b) Denver.
(c) Dallas.
(d) San Antonio.

5. Why is David sick at the beginning of the second chapter?
(a) Because he has cancer.
(b) Because he is going to see his brother.
(c) Because he has pneumonia.
(d) Because he is flying.

6. How does David cope with his father's death?
(a) Working.
(b) Drinking.
(c) Sleeping.
(d) Cleaning.

7. Where does the book begin?
(a) Daly City, California.
(b) Red River, California.
(c) San Francisco, California.
(d) Russian RIver, California.

8. Who admits to calling social services before David was removed from his mother's home?
(a) His aunt.
(b) His father.
(c) His grandmother.
(d) His brother.

9. Who is David's aviation mentor?
(a) Michael Marsh.
(b) Scott Trinder.
(c) Michael Timmons.
(d) Timothy Michaels.

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

11. What does David describe his knight-in-shining-armor plans as?
(a) Self-sacrificing horridity.
(b) Idiotic pipe dreams.
(c) A waste.
(d) Stupid selfishness.

12. Much to David's surprise, how long has his father been in the hospital?
(a) Four days.
(b) Four years.
(c) Four weeks.
(d) Four months.

13. Who calls to tell David that his father is in the hospital?
(a) Alice.
(b) His superior officer.
(c) His Mother.
(d) His brother.

14. Who bought David a bike for Christmas in 1972?
(a) His aunt.
(b) His grandmother.
(c) His father.
(d) His mother.

15. What is the mission to Egypt nicknamed?
(a) Tent Offense.
(b) Digger's Dream.
(c) Proud Phantom.
(d) Desert Seige.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What book written by Gary Powers does David spend time reading?

3. What are the only letters that David regularly receives while in basic training?

4. What did David's grandmother hear David yelling into a mirror when he was a child?

5. Upon entering his mother's home, what smell made David's eyes water?

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