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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 20 through 26.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Besides the man sitting at the desk, who else is in the building that Paul and Spenser visit in Chapter 25?
(a) Two rottweiler dogs.
(b) Three men playing cards.
(c) A room full of bookies.
(d) No one.
2. In Chapter 8, when Patty and Spenser are talking at the breakfast table, what conclusion does Spenser come to about Patty, Mel, and Paul's relationship?
(a) That Paul is a trophy that Mel and Patty fight over to hurt each other; and that neither really care about Paul's well-being.
(b) That the three of them should go to counseling and work out their issues.
(c) That they could really be a happy family if they all tried a little harder.
(d) That the divorce really was the most healthy outcome for the family.
3. In Chapter 24, where do Paul and Spenser go after lunch?
(a) To the aquarium.
(b) To a Red Sox game.
(c) To the museum of natural science.
(d) To a bar.
4. How many miles was Paul up to running by May?
5. In Chapter 20, what does Paul reveal to Spenser about his dreams?
(a) That he would like to be a private detective.
(b) That he would like to be a ballet dancer.
(c) That he would like to be a construction worker.
(d) That he would like to be an architect.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Paul's opinion on possibly finding out some less-than-desirable information on his parents?
2. In Chapter 17, when Paul asks Spenser why he cannot just leave him alone, what is Spenser's answer?
3. What is Paul's answer when Spenser asks him whether there is any place that he has always wanted to go, that no one would take him, that he was afraid to ask?
4. In Chapter 10, what does Patty do in response to Paul's comments about her thoughts on the reality of modern women?
5. In Chapter 10, Spenser tells Patty that he can put her in touch with the feminist writer, Rachel Wallace. Patty responds that feminist theory is all well and good on paper, but that it is not successful in reality. Spenser asks her what the term, successful means in the "real world"; and Patty's response is:
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