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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. What did Mr. Bentley compare items from the past as?
(a) Magic tricks
(b) Toys
(c) Treasures
(d) Momentos

2. What does Mrs. Bentley feel was stolen away by the children not believing that she was once young and pretty?
(a) Her posessions
(b) Her memories
(c) Her childhood
(d) Her life

3. What does mother call the specter of death?
(a) Grim
(b) Lonely One
(c) Grim Reaper
(d) Odin

4. What do Leo and Lena argue about?
(a) Movies
(b) Happiness Machine
(c) Life in Green Town
(d) Replacement grass that does not need to be mowed

5. What color is associated with the trolley?
(a) Blue
(b) Red
(c) Orange
(d) Green

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Mrs. Bentley?

2. What does the Happiness Machine actually result in?

3. Which of the following doesn't Helen show to the children?

4. How old was Helen in the picture that she shows to the children?

5. In what state does this novel take place?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Green Machine offer to Miss Fern and Miss Roberta that is suddenly taken away after the accident?

2. What is the overall tone of the opening of this novel and why do you believe that is the case?

3. What new revelation does Douglas come to by dividing up his summer?

4. Which brother seems more like the father and in what way do they seem to be the same?

5. Why does Douglas' Grandfather become so upset at the idea of his neighbor replacing his grass with some that does not grow as fast?

6. What portion of this section of the novel is the best example of the division between the elderly and the young?

7. Based on Tom's habit of keeping statistics, what idea does Douglas implement himself?

8. What ruins Douglas' zest for life and desire to take in every new detail?

9. How did Helen overcome her exasperation at the children not being able to accept the fact that she was once young?

10. What revelation does Leo come to after the Happiness Machine burns?

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