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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. Who does the enlisting sergeant compare David to?
(a) "Tex" Johnston.
(b) Chuck Yeager.
(c) Christopher Platte.
(d) John Boyd.

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

3. What statement does David make at the very end of Chapter 1?
(a) I am ready to die.
(b) I am done with hurting.
(c) I am going to make mom hurt.
(d) I want to stand up for myself.

4. What item of his father's does David take from the coat in the closet?
(a) His father's admittance papers.
(b) His father's medical card.
(c) His father's badge.
(d) His father's medicine.

5. According to David's mother, who is the man of the house?
(a) Russell.
(b) Ronald.
(c) Kevin.
(d) Stan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does David's mother call him?

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

3. What does David make the nurse promise after she tells him she knows the truth about the abuse?

4. What is the name of the male nurse that meets David to inform him about his father's condition?

5. While at his grandmother's, what CAN'T David do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does David find out that his superior officers have been so hard on him?

2. What advice does David's father have for him as he gets ready to leave for the Air Force?

3. What does David's mother mean by "All I've done for you" when talking to David?

4. Why is David's grandmother so upset with his mother (her daughter) after his father's death?

5. Why is David sweating while on the plane to San Antonio?

6. Describe the hug between David and his grandmother during their first meeting in years.

7. Why does David choose to stay at the dorms rather than go out with the other soldiers?

8. Why does David have such a hard time on the drive home from Utah to Florida?

9. How does Patsy lose David's trust completely?

10. Describe the mood at the Mexican restaurant when David and Patsy become engaged.

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