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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the black worker at Swede's factory that stays with him during the riots?
(a) Merry.
(b) Vicky.
(c) Joy.
(d) Dawn.

2. What did Swede's grandfather manufacture?
(a) Mufflers.
(b) Coats.
(c) Ladies' glove.
(d) Cars.

3. How many days before Nathan's class reunion did Swede die?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

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

5. What are both Swede and Merry described as being when they are returning from a seaside cottage in Chapter 3?
(a) Bored.
(b) Distracted.
(c) Sun-drunk.
(d) Refreshed.

6. What does one of Merry's doctors suggest it is easier for her to do than to face the high pressure of perfection?
(a) Hide.
(b) Stutter.
(c) Cry.
(d) Lisp.

7. What does the narrator say had not changed about Jerry besides his silly gait?
(a) His silly hair.
(b) His odd legs.
(c) His goofy smile.
(d) His long arms.

8. What kind of monks does Merry watch on television as a child?
(a) Korean.
(b) Japanese.
(c) Chinese.
(d) Vietnamese.

9. What is the name of the man that tells Nathan he wrote a paper for him in school at his class reunion?
(a) Barry.
(b) Bucky.
(c) Ira.
(d) Bill.

10. What is the name of the family that Merry says she stays with when visiting New York in Chapter 3?
(a) Umanoff.
(b) Orcutt.
(c) Helpern.
(d) Levov.

11. What trait is given to Dawn when she is first described in Chapter 4?
(a) Mean.
(b) Hateful.
(c) Vain.
(d) Rude.

12. Where did Swede's father open a second location of his store after the depression?
(a) Manhattan.
(b) Canada.
(c) Mexico.
(d) Puerto Rico.

13. What is the name of Nathan's old girlfriend that he runs into at his reunion?
(a) Sylvia.
(b) Joy.
(c) Vicky.
(d) Dawn.

14. What does Swede explain everything about to Rita when they first meet?
(a) Children.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Glove making.
(d) Merry.

15. What is the name of the store Swede's father opened after the depression?
(a) Newark Maid Leatherware.
(b) Levov Leatherware.
(c) The Car Store.
(d) Newark Clothing Inc.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are Swede's features described in Chapter 1?

2. What does the narrator say that the Jews that were familiar with hardship did not want to waste?

3. Where does the narrator say Mendy now live as a restaurant owner?

4. What is Swede's younger brother's name?

5. Where does Rita first visit Swede in the book?

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