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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. Besides selling insurance and playing baseball, what does Henry do?
(a) He writes a sports column for a newspaper.
(b) He writes for a sports magazine.
(c) He is writing a novel, but does not have a publisher.
(d) He is writing a novel that will be published.

2. What does Henry receive during the contract negotiations?
(a) The team will pay his taxes.
(b) Extended vacation days.
(c) Exntended vacation days, a bonus, and the team will pay his taxes.
(d) A bonus.

3. How many people are watching Henry's Tegwar game in Chapter 8?
(a) No one but the participants.
(b) A crowd.
(c) A few people.
(d) One person.

4. What time of day is Henry playing a game of Tegwar with Joe?
(a) The morning.
(b) The evening.
(c) The early evening.
(d) The afternoon.

5. How does Bruce respond to the team's decision to keep him?
(a) He is surprised.
(b) He is confused.
(c) He is not surprised.
(d) He is concerned.

Short Answer Questions

1. Different from the earlier location given in the book, which of these is actually Bruce's hometown?

2. How does Bruce explain the way he knew he could steal the base?

3. Which Georgia town is Bruce from?

4. What university recruited Bruce to play baseball?

5. What does the coach from a different city offer Henry in an attempt to recruit him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which types of employment does Henry have as the story begins?

2. Why does Bruce call Henry in Chapter 1?

3. What side note does Henry make before leaving in Chapter 1?

4. Which questions does Dutch ask Henry in Chapter 7?

5. What happens on Henry's trip to Rochester?

6. What clause does Henry insist be included in his contract?

7. What does Henry do as he hears the phone ringing in Chapter 1?

8. Why are Henry and Bruce concerned about other members of the team knowing of Bruce's illness?

9. As explained by Henry, how does Bruce begin playing sports?

10. Why does Henry leave a game of Tegwar in Chapter 8?

(see the answer keys)

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