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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the group decide to have for dinner in Chapter 13?
(b) Canned soup and crackers.
(c) Grilled cheese sandwiches, potato chips, and fruit cocktail.
(d) BLTs, homemade bread and butter pickles, cheese, and apples.
2. What does Spenser think of the visitor's request in Chapter 22?
(a) "You want to move in with the spiffy one on a permanent basis. But he will not take the kid. You cannot keep paying me to babysit, so you are going to ship him off to the old man."
(b) "That is what you did with Harry."
(c) "Do we sense a pattern developing?"
(d) "But there is nothing to be done about it."
3. In Chapter 26, where do Paul and Spenser stay the first night?
(a) In Spenser's apartment in Boston.
(b) With Hawk.
(c) Back at the cabin.
(d) At Harry's gym.
4. Why does Spenser feel that Paul needs to be away from his parents?
(a) Because they are using him to bait each other, and it is not psychologically or emotionally healthy.
(b) Because Paul does not want to live with either one of them.
(c) Because they are harming him; and they have not taught him how to survive.
(d) Because the two of them need time to work out their problems.
5. In Chapter 18, where does Paul tell Spenser that he has never been?
(a) To Denver.
(b) To Miami.
(c) To Philadelphia.
(d) To New York.
6. What is the story that Patty recalls in Chapter 13?
(a) The story of how she and Mel met and got married.
(b) That she was at the grocery store when three men with guns forced her into theri car. They drove to a pay phone in Boston, and then on to a bridge where they told her to get out and start walking.
(c) That while she was at the grocery store, three of Mel's henchmen threatened to kill her if she did not deliver Paul to Mel's house that afternoon.
(d) That Mel was waiting for her by her car in the grocery store parking lot, and that he demanded his son or he would tell the police that she had kidnapped him.
7. What does Spenser need to learn more than anything else if he is to survive?
(a) How to dress.
(c) How to make his parents happy.
(d) How to please others.
8. On their trip to North Conway in Chapter 16, what does Spenser tell Paul is "against the rules"?
(a) Running away from home.
(b) Speaking badly of another person's beloved.
(c) Not learning to be a man.
(d) Lying to Spenser.
9. In Chapter 19, what does Paul wear on Saturday morning?
(a) A tan suit, a blue shirt, a tan tie, and his sneakers.
(b) A green polyester suit, purple shirt, and brown boots.
(c) A tan corduroy jacket, brown pants, a powder blue polyester shirt with dark blue pocket flaps, no tie, black socks, and top-sider shoes.
(d) A grey suit, a purple shirt and tie, and his sneakers.
10. What option does Spenser give Paul in Chapter 24?
(a) To stay with Susan instead of going with him.
(b) To live with him in the cabin.
(c) To go away to school in London.
(d) To go back home to his parents.
11. Besides the man sitting at the desk, who else is in the building that Paul and Spenser visit in Chapter 25?
(a) A room full of bookies.
(b) No one.
(c) Two rottweiler dogs.
(d) Three men playing cards.
12. What favor does Spenser ask of Susan in Chapter 23?
(a) If she would watch Paul while he took care of some business.
(b) If she would let Paul move in with her.
(c) If she would find out about ballet schools for Paul.
(d) If she would marry him.
13. What is Spenser's response when Paul asks him why he thinks that Paul's parents say everything is for girls?
(a) Because Paul's parents are small-minded people in a big world.
(b) Because they are afraid to admit what they like because other people may think they are weak.
(c) Because they do not know any better; because they do not know who they are, or how to find outp or what a good person is, or how to find out. So they rely on categories.
(d) Because they do not really care, and are just telling Paul that to bring his inquisitiveness to an end.
14. When Paul asks Spenser about his fighting career, he asks if he could have been a champion; and Spenser says no. What is Spenser's reasoning for that answer?
(a) Because he was in a different league than champions.
(b) Because he did not want to be a champion.
(c) Because he got too old to train properly.
(d) Because he injured his knee and could not fight anymore.
15. What is already built on Susan's rural property?
(b) The foundation for a new house.
(c) A rustic hunting cabin.
(d) A well for fresh water.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Spenser say about too much positivity in Chapter 20?
2. What does Spenser say about ballet dancers?
3. What is the first step that Paul and Spenser work on when building the cabin?
4. What does the man sitting at the desk in Chapter 25 look like?
5. At the beginning of Chapter 22, what skill is Paul learning?
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