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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Nathan as he prepares a speech for his high school reunion in the book?
(a) Fifty-five.
(b) Sixty-two.
(c) Seventy.
(d) Sixty-five.

2. What kind of world does the narrator note that Swede has naturally incorporated himself into?
(a) Wasp.
(b) Jewish.
(c) Wealthy.
(d) Poor.

3. What kind of diary does Rita later make Swede give to her for Merry in Chapter 4?
(a) A stuttering diary.
(b) Money.
(c) Her Audrey Hepburn scrapbook.
(d) Clothes.

4. Where is Nathan's friend Alan a superior court judge?
(a) California.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) Michigan.
(d) Florida.

5. In what state did Swede grow up?
(a) New York.
(b) Connecticut.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) Massachusetts.

6. What does Rita tell Swede that she needs to get of Merry's during their first meeting?
(a) Some clothes.
(b) Her stuttering diary.
(c) Money.
(d) Her Audrey Hepburn scrapbook.

7. What is Swede's entire community in love with in regard to him?
(a) His confidence.
(b) What he stands for.
(c) His athleticism.
(d) His manners.

8. What does the narrator say Jerry is accustomed to being in Chapter 3?
(a) Having his way.
(b) Demanding attention.
(c) Being ignored.
(d) Being listened to.

9. What is the name of Swede's father?
(a) Lou.
(b) Ira.
(c) Bill.
(d) Jim.

10. Where does Merry meet political people and take on a secret life as a teenager?
(a) New York.
(b) Connecticut.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) Massachusetts.

11. Whom does Swede fail to call after Rita threatens him?
(a) The CIA.
(b) The IRS.
(c) The FBI.
(d) The local police.

12. What does the narrator say that the Jews that were familiar with hardship did not want to waste?
(a) Friendships.
(b) Money.
(c) Opportunities.
(d) Food.

13. What year did Nathan graduate from high school?
(a) 1960.
(b) 1950.
(c) 1945.
(d) 1935.

14. Whom does Merry ask Swede to kiss her like when they are returning from a seaside cottage in Chapter 3?
(a) A pet.
(b) Her mother.
(c) A girlfriend.
(d) A daughter.

15. How tall is Merry?
(a) Close to six feet.
(b) Just above five feet.
(c) Four feet nine inches.
(d) Five feet five inches.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Swede wonder is connected with his preoccupations regarding Merry at the end of Chapter 4?

2. What is the narrator especially fascinated by in regard to his ability to remember his childhood?

3. What is the name of Merry's hometown?

4. What nickname does Swede call the narrator as a young boy?

5. What is the narrator's name in the book?

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