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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. In the first section of the novel, where is the protagonist with his girlfriend, Kathleen?
(a) New York City.
2. What is the nurse's response?
(a) She will give him a shot against his dreams.
(b) He is very sweet to think of her.
(c) That is very sweet.
(d) His grandmother will help him heal.
3. What is THE ACCIDENT?
(a) The story of a Holocaust survivor struggling to adjust to life after World War II.
(b) The story of a war that took place due to a communication error.
(c) The story of a famous train wreck in the United States.
(d) The story of a businessman and his corrupt business deal.
4. What does he want to do?
(a) Play on the swingset.
(b) Be the character in the book.
(c) Dance like the others.
(d) Jump in and drown.
5. What happens while the protagonist is standing at an intersection?
(a) He hails a cab.
(b) He is shot in a drive-by shooting.
(c) He jumps in front of a cab.
(d) A cab plows into him and drags him several feet.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does she ask him to tell her about himself?
2. What horrifies the boy?
3. Some time later, what does the protagonist recall for what the same man is pleading?
4. What does the stranger recall?
5. What causes him to think about his grandmother in this way?
Short Essay Questions
1. After his memory, what does he have a strong desire to do?
2. How does the protagonist react to the stranger's honesty?
3. What happens right before the accident?
4. How does the scene end?
5. Describe the memory that is triggered by the hamburger.
6. What does the protagonist tell the stranger? How does the stranger respond?
7. What does the protagonist criticize in the first section of the novel?
8. To what does the protagonist wake up?
9. Why does the protagonist begin to tell the stranger his story?
10. What does the protagonist realize years later about his grandmother?
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