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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the setting of the first paragraph of Chapter 6?
(a) Lexington, Massachusetts.
(b) Soldier Field.
(c) Times Square.
(d) Madison Square Garden.

2. Who is the tall man with the boot camp crew-cut and a navy watch cap who entered Patty's house?
(a) Hawk.
(b) Buddy.
(c) Harry.
(d) Harold.

3. Who hires the narrator in Chapter 1?
(a) Buddy.
(b) Susan Silverman.
(c) Hawk.
(d) Patty Giacomin.

4. What does Spenser wonder about the female jogger in the beige and blue exercise outfit?
(a) Whether she would jog with him if he were to offer her money and power.
(b) Whether he could ask her for her phone number.
(c) Whether she was married or living with someone.
(d) Whether she was wealthy or poor?

5. In Chapter 10, what does Patty do in response to Paul's comments about her thoughts on the reality of modern women?
(a) Looking into her coffee cup, she says nothing,
(b) She begins to cry, and runs out of the kitchen and into her bedroom, slamming the door.
(c) She is quiet for some time, and finally acknowledges that he has a point.
(d) She knocks over her half-full cup of coffee and its saucer off the table and onto the floor; and leaves the kitchen for her bedroom, slamming the door.

6. Who is Elaine Brooks?
(a) A witness.
(b) Mel Giacomin's girlfriend.
(c) Spenser's client.
(d) Spenser's receptionist.

7. What kind of car does Elaine Brooks drive?
(a) A Jaguar ZX2.
(b) A gold LaCrosse.
(c) A red MGB with a gold luggage rack.
(d) A black Buick Regal.

8. In Chapter 10, Spenser says that he did not mind Patty's idea of fancy cooking; but that there was something that he did mind. What was it?
(a) Paul eating his meals in his room.
(b) Not being able to get his runs in regularly.
(c) A growing sense of intimacy.
(d) Not serving beer at dinner.

9. In Chapter 8, what does Patty inform Spenser in relation to the upcoming weekend?
(a) That Paul has a doctor's appointment.
(b) That Susan is having a grand party at the house.
(c) That Mel is coming to visit Paul because it is his court-ordered visitation day.
(d) That he and Paul will be alone because she is going to New York.

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

11. Who is inside the building that the narrator enters in Chapter 3?
(a) Patty Giacomin and Paul Giacomin.
(b) Mel Giacomin and Elaine Brooks.
(c) Hawk and Henry.
(d) Spenser and Susan Silverman.

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

13. What new character is introduced in Chapter 6?
(a) Buddy.
(b) Harry.
(c) Hawk.
(d) Susan.

14. Who is the short, dumpy, barrel-bodied man with the ugly wig and an auburn Dynel ski cap who entered Patty's house?
(a) Buddy.
(b) Hawk.
(c) Harold.
(d) Harry.

15. In Chapter 4, what does the passenger say about the narrator's muscles?
(a) That they are ugly.
(b) That they are impressive.
(c) That they are fake.
(d) That they are wimpy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the narrator follow the woman to in Chapter 3?

2. Who was at home with Patty when Spenser and Paul arrived in Chapter 5?

3. In Chapter 7, what does Patty tell Spenser has happened to Paul?

4. In Chapter 3, after the narrator enters the house and confronts the two people inside, how do the people react?

5. What did the narrator accomplish by visiting the woman in Chapter 2?

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