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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 is Edgar Quisenberry?
(a) owns the grocery store
(b) Randy's uncle
(c) a general in the Air Force
(d) president of the bank

2. How does Helen feel when she leaves Mark?
(a) like a bad woman
(b) like a deserter
(c) excited
(d) happy

3. What did the Russians launch at the beginning of the book?
(a) a Sputnik spy satellite
(b) a research robot bound for Mars
(c) a space shuttle
(d) nothing

4. Why does Mark want his family to leave?
(a) they live in a primary target area
(b) he wants them to see Randy
(c) he wants them to have a vacation
(d) he's too busy to deal with them

5. What does Randy tell Mark?
(a) he will take good care of Mark's family
(b) he should stay in Florida
(c) he should leave for Omaha
(d) he thinks Mark is a total idiot

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Randy think about the front of the McGoverns' house?

2. Why does Randy stop at Bill Cullen's?

3. Where is Randy driving to meet up with his brother Mark?

4. Why do Florence and Alice meet on Fridays?

5. Why do Helen and Randy decide to go to Admiral Hazzard's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Alice late meeting Florence and what ultimately happened?

2. What happens when Mark's flight arrives at McCoy?

3. Who is James Cobb and what is he doing for the Air Force?

4. What does Edgar Quisenberry do and how does he feel about it?

5. Who's the second person to stop in at Randy's house after he returned from town?

6. Where does Randy go after he leaves the grocery store and what does he do?

7. What wakes Randy in the beginning of Chapter 5?

8. What does James Cobb do when ordered to go after a bogy?

9. Who barges in on Randy after he returns home from his errands in town and what does she say?

10. What does Randy hear on the radio while driving to Orlando?

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