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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Frank's father's financial situation change during the first chapter?
(a) He rises from his job as a postal clerk to become a businessman.
(b) He leaves his job as a businessman and becomes a politician.
(c) He goes from being a businessman to being a postal clerk.
(d) He loses his job and is unemployed.
2. How does Frank earn his father's trust?
(a) By paying off his credit card debt.
(b) By getting good grades in school.
(c) By carrying messages to his mother.
(d) By getting a part-time job in a warehouse.
3. What impression might a reader form about Frank's character from the first chapter?
(a) He likes to find creative ways to avoid following the rules.
(b) He is very greedy and dreams of having many possessions.
(c) He does not like to have to think anything through.
(d) He likes to follow the rules and play by the book.
4. Who is the first victim of Frank's cons?
(a) His mother.
(b) His teacher.
(c) His father.
(d) His friends.
5. Where does Frank go when he leaves his job at the Attorney General's office?
(a) He returns home to New York.
(b) He stays in the South.
(c) He goes to the Pacific Northwest.
(d) He goes West.
6. Why is Frank forced to pose as a lawyer?
(a) He wants to find a job where he cannot accidentally kill anyone.
(b) He needs a job that allows him to avoid the FBI.
(c) He is looking for a job that helps him to earn a good salary.
(d) An old girlfriend remembers that he tells her he has a law degree from Harvard.
7. What event in his personal life serves as the trigger for Frank to become a juvenile delinquent?
(a) His first arrest.
(b) His parents' divorce.
(c) Getting his first credit card.
(d) Moving in with his father.
8. How does Frank's supervisor at the Attorney General's office treat him?
(a) Like a secretary.
(b) Like a competent attorney.
(c) Like a future politician.
(d) Like a gopher.
9. How does Frank add to his university lectures?
(a) He asks his students to tell stories from their experience.
(b) He makes up stories to illustrate points in the text.
(c) He goes to the library to find more information.
(d) He tells stories based on his own experiences.
10. How does Frank manage to pass the bar exam?
(a) He gets a copy of the exam and cheats.
(b) He studies hard and takes it three times.
(c) He has someone else take the exam for him.
(d) He doesn't pass the exam, but he forges documents showing that he does.
11. How does Frank get to know the staff at a pediatric hospital?
(a) He does research on the staff by looking up doctors in the hospital directory.
(b) He poses as a student writer and interviews hospital staff members.
(c) A doctor friend takes him there and introduces him to the staff.
(d) He hangs around the hospital to prepare for his new role.
12. What is Frank's biggest complaint about the reformatory?
(a) There are no girls.
(b) There is nothing to do for fun.
(c) His freedom is restricted.
(d) He misses his family.
13. Why does Frank decide to live with his father?
(a) He gets along better with his father than his mother.
(b) He pities his father, who still loves his mother.
(c) He does not want to live with his siblings.
(d) He is angry with his mother for moving out.
14. How does Frank find out about airline procedures and routines?
(a) He hangs out in the airport and watches what flight crews do.
(b) He poses as a high school reporter and interviews a captain.
(c) He reads Pan Am's travel brochures.
(d) He starts his con and learns as he goes along.
15. Why is Frank so determined to raise money?
(a) He wants to go on dates with girls.
(b) He wants to travel.
(c) He wants to buy a car.
(d) He wants to save for college.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Frank pretend to be a representative of Carib Air?
2. Why does Frank decide to leave Atlanta?
3. Why do the interns like to have Frank supervising them?
4. How does Frank find out what a "blue baby" is?
5. How does Frank feel about being sent to reform school?
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