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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Jim and his friends see on the sidewalk on their way to breakfast at Ratner's?
(a) A naked woman.
(b) A library book.
(c) A bag of money.
(d) A lost dog.

2. What does Jim say is growing in this country?
(a) Crime.
(b) Pollution.
(c) Fear.
(d) A peace movement.

3. What does Jim leave in the basement where he shoots up?
(a) His wallet.
(b) His belt.
(c) His math book.
(d) His keys.

4. What is Jim's new money-making scheme, in which he uses his lock slapping skills?
(a) Selling magazines.
(b) Stealing cars.
(c) Dealing drugs.
(d) Gambling.

5. Who is the kleptomaniac, speed-freak Jim sees on the train to school?
(a) Bobby Blake.
(b) Gussie.
(c) David Lang.
(d) Jack.

6. What age does Jim recall that keeps returning to him one day in the summer 1965?
(a) When he was twelve.
(b) When he was three.
(c) When he was nine.
(d) When he was six.

7. What does Jim steal from the back of a truck in the summer of 1966?
(a) Knives.
(b) Pocket combs.
(c) Wallets.
(d) Wheaties.

8. Why does Jim suspect the three men in trench coats are narcotics cops, not basketball scouts?
(a) Basketball scouts seldom hang out at the tavern.
(b) One of their badges falls on the floor.
(c) They have a police car outside.
(d) They look too geeky.

9. How does Bobby Blake get into Gussie's Soda Fountain?
(a) He climbs through a back window.
(b) He throws an old refrigerator door in the glass door.
(c) He has a key.
(d) He pays someone to let him in.

10. Why does Joe Slapstick tell Jim he should run the offense?
(a) Because Porter is too dumb.
(b) Because he is the team captain.
(c) Because Porter lost his voice.
(d) Because he would make a good coach.

11. Who does Jim attend a game at Yankee Stadium with?
(a) His dad.
(b) His brother.
(c) An executive named Dave.
(d) A waitress named Susan.

12. What game do Sharron and Lou-Lou want to play with Jim and Kenny?
(a) Baseball.
(b) Uno.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Tag.

13. Where does Jim go to play in the National High School All-Star Basketball game?
(a) Connecticut.
(b) Washington, D.C.
(c) Florida.
(d) Michigan.

14. What does Jim forget about as he rolls in the dew in the country?
(a) His body.
(b) School.
(c) His problems.
(d) His friends.

15. What does Jim suggest as an alternative to speeches at the marches?
(a) Singing songs.
(b) Having debates.
(c) Flinging bricks.
(d) Dancing.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long has Jim been holed up at Headquarters at the end of Summer 66?

2. What does Jim observe in the country to decide if they are friendly or evil?

3. What does Jim describe climbing on the walls at Headquarters?

4. At the end of the spring 1965, who approaches Jim in a Bronx neighborhood?

5. What word does Mr. Bluster use in a letter to describe Jim?

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