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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 Hollis invite the boys to do?
(a) Stay at their farm for a couple weeks.
(b) Participate in a contest at the local fair.
(c) Have dinner at her house.
(d) Try to solve a puzzle she gives them.
2. What does Hassan think is the answer to Colin's problems?
(a) A unique invention.
(b) A belief in God.
(c) A more varied workout.
(d) A girlfriend with another name.
3. Who is Katherine?
(a) Colin's older sister.
(b) Colin's mother.
(c) Colin's favorite aunt.
(d) The name of all of Colin's ex-girlfriends.
4. What does the narrator say about the fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare"?
(a) That Colin was akin to the tortoise in his studies.
(b) That it inspires Colin from an early age.
(c) That Colin could read the story but not grasp its underlying meaning.
(d) That Colin was like the hare in that he was always in a hurry.
5. From where did Starnes retire?
(a) He is a self-employed writer and still works.
(b) The sheriff's office.
(c) The factory in Gutshot.
(d) He was a self-employed farmer.
Short Answer Questions
1. In what grade is Colin when he meets his first Katherine?
2. To what status does Colin refer when speaking to Hassan?
3. What are Hassan and Lindsey doing when Colin joins them?
4. What has just happened to Colin?
5. What does Colin decide to burn?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is in the convenience store when Colin and Hassan return from the grave and what does the person say to Colin?
2. What approach do Hassan and Colin use on Hassan's father to gain permission for the trip?
3. What does Starnes say when Colin, Hassan and Linsey interview him?
4. What does Colin remember about himself when he was 25 months old?
5. Who is waiting for Colin when he gets out of the shower and what do they tell Colin?
6. Why does Colin call his mother?
7. How does Colin keep himself awake while driving and why is that ironic?
8. What does Hollis say Colin and Hassan will do for their job?
9. What was Colin's first date with Katherine IXI?
10. What happened when Colin's parents enroll him in a pre-school?
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