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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How much more money does Douglas need to buy the new sneakers himself?
(a) Fifty cents
(b) Twenty-five cents
(c) One dollar and ten cents
(d) One dollar
2. What does Douglas find contentment in on Grandfather's porch?
(a) Brother's love
(b) Sounds of the crickets
(c) Adults' presence and chatter
(d) Catching lightning bugs
3. What divides Green Town into two?
(b) Railroad tracks
4. How much does Grandfather pay the boys for the dandelions they collect?
(a) 10 cents per bag
(b) 1 cent per dandelion
(c) 25 cents per bag
(d) 5 cents per bag
5. How many days does Leo spend working on the Happiness Machine?
6. Which of the following characters is the conductor of the trolley?
7. What does the time machine turn out to be?
(a) A movie theater
(b) A library
(c) A cardboard box
(d) An elderly person
8. What does Douglas' father speak about the wonders of?
9. How often does Douglas spend the night with his grandparents?
10. What does mother call the specter of death?
(b) Grim Reaper
(d) Lonely One
11. What does Leo believe the Happiness Machine will quell?
(b) Demons of human existence
12. What summer ritual do Douglas and Tom take part in?
(a) Mowing the lawn
(b) Going to the movies
(c) Beating the rugs clean
(d) Eating ice cream
13. How old is Douglas at the beginning of this novel?
14. How is Frank related to Miss Fern and Miss Roberta?
15. Where does Douglas go with his brother Tom and his Father?
(a) Junk yard
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mrs. Bentley feel was stolen away by the children not believing that she was once young and pretty?
2. Which of the following doesn't Helen show to the children?
3. In what year does this novel begin?
4. What happens to Leo after he enters the kitchen and announces he finished the plans for the Happiness Machine?
5. What does Douglas use to begin to appreciate his surroundings?
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