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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. What does Will buy at the end of Chapter 12?
(a) A car seat.
(b) A new television.
(c) An expensive suit.
(d) A backpack for Marcus.

2. Why does Will almost wish he weren't a man in Chapter 6?
(a) He hears horror stories about men who have lied, cheated and abandoned their families.
(b) He thinks women are amazing parents.
(c) His gender is far too competitive.
(d) Women don't have to do the wooing in romantic relationships.

3. What does Will ask Suzie in Chapter 12?
(a) If she needs him to babysit.
(b) If she would go out with him.
(c) If it would be appropriate to take Marcus out for an afternoon.
(d) If Marcus is adopted.

4. Who does Will become interested in in Chapter 6?
(a) Suzie.
(b) Mary.
(c) Joan.
(d) Isabella.

5. What is Fiona doing when Marcus returns home in Chapter 7?
(a) Crying violently.
(b) Eating cookie dough and staring at the wall.
(c) Watching cartoons.
(d) Sleeping in her coat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of "About a Boy"?

2. Why does the English teacher sometimes call Marcus crazy?

3. What do the bullies do to Marcus in Chapter 7?

4. What is Will unsuccessful at doing in Chapter 10?

5. What does Will decide when he visits an old friend in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Will's night at Fiona's and Marcus' home in Chapter 14.

2. What happens to Marcus at the news agent's store in Chapter 7?

3. Who is Will introduced to in Chapter 8? What is Will's first impression of this person?

4. Describe Will's lunch with Marcus and Fiona in Chapter 13.

5. What does Will find himself looking forward to?

6. What lie does Will tell at the SPAT meeting?

7. Why does Will buy Marcus shoes?

8. Why does Marcus try to turn off the film in Chapter 11?

9. Why does Marcus blame his mother and teachers for the bullying he faces at school?

10. From whose perspective is the novel "About a Boy" told from?

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