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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 10, what does Patty ask Spenser when he returns from dropping Paul off at school?
(a) Whether he would like to move in permanently.
(b) Whether he thought that she and Mel should get back together.
(c) Whether he would go with her to the grocery store for a few items.
(d) Whether he likes the peignoir that she is wearing.

2. In what city does this story take place?
(a) Boston.
(b) New York City.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) Miami.

3. 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:
(a) That there is more to life than being a mother and housewife.
(b) "Women are so boring...I need men."
(c) That women really need self-actualization.
(d) "That we get a lot further batting our eyes and wiggling our butts."

4. Who is the narrator?
(a) Patty and Susan.
(b) Mr. Spenser.
(c) Hawkeye Anderson.
(d) Paul Warsol.

5. What is the narrator hired to do in Chapter 1?
(a) Find the client's son and bring him back home.
(b) Locate the client's missing dog, a championship-winning fox terrier.
(c) Investigate the client's spouse.
(d) Help the client find out about a blackmailer.

6. What is Paul's response to Patty's "plan" in Chapter 7?
(a) He is angry with the idea.
(b) He makes no response.
(c) He is unhappy with the idea.
(d) He is relieved by the idea.

7. What does the narrator buy at Bloomingdale's?
(a) A silver wine bucket.
(b) A fedora.
(c) A pair of sneakers.
(d) A gold watch.

8. At the beginning of Chapter 2, where is the narrator sitting?
(a) At the counter of a Dunkin' Donuts.
(b) The narrator's office.
(c) At police headquarters.
(d) Outside an apartment building on Hammond Pond Parkway in Chestnut Hill.

9. In Chapter 3, who else is in the house besides the narrator and the two people in the living room?
(a) Mel Giacomin's cleaning lady.
(b) Shelley.
(c) Paul Giacomin.
(d) Buddy Hartman.

10. What does the narrator say to the woman who answers the door in Chapter 2?
(a) That he needs directions.
(b) That he is selling magazine subscriptions.
(c) That he is delivering a package from Mr. Giacomin.
(d) That he is looking for her lost cat.

11. In Chapter 4, what reasoning does the narrator give for his career choice?
(a) "All the good acting roles were taken."
(b) "I used to be a singer, until I popped my vocal chord."
(c) "I couldn't finish medical school."
(d) "It lets me live life on my own terms."

12. In Chapter 4, what does the passenger say about the narrator's profession?
(a) That it is totally great.
(b) That it is a rotten occupation.
(c) That it is very interesting.
(d) That it is awfully gross.

13. What is Patty's reasoning for being married?
(a) To get power and money.
(b) To keep her from being lonely.
(c) To have a stable home life.
(d) To have a father for Paul.

14. Where does the narrator follow the woman to in Chapter 3?
(a) Hawk's gym.
(b) Mel Giacomin's house.
(c) Spenser's office.
(d) Harry Cotton's condominium.

15. How does the narrator get into room 315?
(a) By acting like a cabbie delivering a package.
(b) By knocking on the door.
(c) By posing like a pizza delivery person.
(d) By breaking in.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is inside the building that the narrator enters in Chapter 3?

2. In Chapter 10, what is Paul's response after Patty tells Spenser her thoughts on the reality of modern women?

3. What favor does Patty ask of Spenser in Chapter 5?

4. After solving the kidnapping case, when does Spenser hear from Patty again?

5. What book is Spenser reading in Chapter 7?

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