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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does David's grandmother think he should visit while in town?
(a) Her father's old barber.
(b) The chapel at the Air Force Academy.
(c) Her church.
(d) Her psychologist.

2. According to David's mother, he is not a person. What is he?
(a) An animal.
(b) A waste.
(c) An object.
(d) A thing.

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

4. Which one of David's brothers came to the hospital to see their father before David arrived?
(a) Ronald.
(b) Stan.
(c) Russell.
(d) Kevin.

5. Instead of going out during time off from the Air Force, what does David do?
(a) Lie in bed and cry.
(b) Read.
(c) Write letters home.
(d) Call all of his family.

Short Answer Questions

1. While looking at pictures in his mother's bedroom, who is missing in all of the photos?

2. Upon returning to his base after the funeral, what illness does David come down with?

3. In the hospital, what story does David tell his father so that he can talk to him without worrying what to say?

4. David's grandmother is very hard on Stan. Why is David angry about her lack of patience with Stan?

5. What does David think his father's admittance into the hospital will do for his family?

Short Essay Questions

1. During his first family trip, David goes to see his mother. Why is David shocked by his mother's home?

2. How did David deal with his Mother's abuse as a child?

3. What causes David to erupt after reading a news article?

4. What are a few of the reasons that Patsy is upset with David?

5. What happens a few weeks before Stephen's first birthday?

6. Describe David's relationship with his son Stephen.

7. What are David's thoughts as he is performing his first re-fuel on the Blackbird?

8. Why is David's grandmother upset with his brother Russell?

9. How does Marsha help David to grow as an individual?

10. Why is David so upset about his father being in the hospital?

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