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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who blows his cool in the locker room at half time in the game against Horace Mann?
(a) Jim.
(b) Coach Doolittle.
(c) Marc.
(d) Lang.

2. Why does Jim get three raps across the hand at school?
(a) For talking back to a teacher.
(b) For throwing bricks.
(c) For putting his elbows on the table at lunch.
(d) For getting a D for effort.

3. What substance does Jim try that he thinks is non-addictive?
(a) Marijuana.
(b) Heroin.
(c) Speed.
(d) Aspirin.

4. Who does Jim say is a die-hard Marxist?
(a) His cousin.
(b) Bunty Garden.
(c) Steve Malone
(d) His father.

5. What do Jim and Ronnie wear to Alexander's department store?
(a) Top hats.
(b) Baseball uniforms.
(c) School uniforms.
(d) Baggy old coats.

6. What does the newspaper call Jim and his friends?
(a) The Bad-Off Junkies.
(b) The Basketball Gang.
(c) The Boys Club.
(d) The Diaper Bandits.

7. Where does Jim have a summer job?
(a) At school.
(b) At Yankee Stadium.
(c) At Central Park.
(d) At the Boys' Club.

8. What does the old lady on the bus tell Jim will happen in a month?
(a) She will see her grandchildren.
(b) He will fall in love.
(c) The war will end.
(d) He will die.

9. Why does someone run for Brother Kenneth during Billy's seizure?
(a) He is used to handling them.
(b) He will say a prayer for him.
(c) He is related to Billy.
(d) He is the school nurse.

10. What do Jim and his team want to do after their victory at Riverdale?
(a) Break into an ice cream shop.
(b) Play a prank on Riverdale.
(c) Start a fight with some Riverdale fans.
(d) Get drunk, do reefer, and sniff glue.

11. Who helps Jim and Brian find codeine?
(a) Dolan.
(b) Johnny Murry.
(c) Muffy.
(d) Poo.

12. Who at school does Jim decide to steal from?
(a) The wrestling team.
(b) The teachers.
(c) Mr. principal.
(d) Ravi.

13. What does Jim say the "old cigar chomping Garden regulars" love to see?
(a) Over time.
(b) Bill Russell have a bad game.
(c) Players foul out of the game.
(d) Fights break out in the stands.

14. Who does Jim say was gunned down at a ballroom near 163rd?
(a) Wilt Chamberlain.
(b) James Bond.
(c) Abe Lincoln.
(d) Malcolm X.

15. How does Jim describe the guys in his new neighborhood?
(a) Hippies.
(b) All-American.
(c) Junkies.
(d) Jocks.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Jim call Chris the "spiller"?

2. What fake name does Brian give when he purchases codeine?

3. What does Jim bring on the train uptown to break his boredom?

4. What does Melody say about marijuana users?

5. What do Jim and friends call the huge rock they jump off of in the Bronx?

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