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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What did Paul say about his own father and cooking?
(a) That Mel said that he would teach Paul to cook one day.
(b) That Mel cooked all the time.
(c) That he never did it, and that he said it was for girls.
(d) That he would like to learn.

4. When Spenser tells Patty that he does not want a personal relationship with her, what is her reaction?
(a) She tells him that she understands and that there are not any hard feelings.
(b) She storms off to her room and starts breaking things.
(c) She gets angry and demands that he leave her house.
(d) She insults herself and him, and then breaks down crying.

5. Who leaves with the narrator in Chapter 3?
(a) Mel Giacomin.
(b) Paul Giacomin.
(c) Patty Giacomin.
(d) Elaine Brooks.

6. What did the narrator accomplish by visiting the woman in Chapter 2?
(a) Learning what the woman looks like and that she will possibly call the person for whom the narrator is searching.
(b) He knows that the missing gold jewelry is not in the woman's house.
(c) He will now be able to identify the woman so that she can follow her better.
(d) Knows that the woman now knows that the narrator knows who she is.

7. In Chapter 2, who is the narrator staking out and trying to find?
(a) Mel Giacomin.
(b) Susan Silverman.
(c) Hawk.
(d) Harry Cotton.

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

9. In Chapter 7, what does Patty tell Spenser has happened to Paul?
(a) That the person whom she hired to babysit Paul while she was out, turned out to be one of Mel's henchmen who tried to kidnap Paul.
(b) That his father came to Paul's school and tried to take him out of class.
(c) That a strange man approached Paul on his way home from school, and told him that his father wanted to see him. When Paul would not go with him, the man got out of his car and started to chase him.
(d) That Paul tried to run away to his father's house.

10. In Chapter 6, what nagging situation is on Spenser's mind?
(a) There is not a nagging situation on Spenser's mind in Chapter 6.
(b) He is still worrying about Patty Giacomin.
(c) He is still worrying about Mel Giacomin.
(d) He is still worrying about Paul Giacomin.

11. In Chapter 3, what does the man keep calling the narrator?
(a) Spenser.
(b) Pal.
(c) Jack.
(d) Buddy.

12. 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.

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

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) Harry.
(b) Hawk.
(c) Harold.
(d) Buddy.

15. In Chapter 5, what is Patty's first response to Spenser and Paul's entrance?
(a) She throws her arms around Paul and gives him a big hug.
(b) "Where were you?"
(c) She cries and runs to her son.
(d) "Oh, Paul, I didn't expect you so soon."

Short Answer Questions

1. When they arrive at the house in Chapter 4, how does the passenger enter the house?

2. In Chapter 10, what does Patty do in response to Paul's comments about her thoughts on the reality of modern women?

3. In Chapter 11, one of the men says something about Spenser and guns. What is it?

4. Besides the narrator, who else was evicted from the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston?

5. Who is the narrator?

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