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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Spenser's response when Paul asks him why he thinks that Paul's parents say everything is for girls?
(a) Because they do not really care, and are just telling Paul that to bring his inquisitiveness to an end.
(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 Paul's parents are small-minded people in a big world.

2. Which of the following projects does Spenser think will teach Paul to become independent and self-reliant?
(a) Going camping for a month in the wilds of the Maine woods.
(b) Moving out by himself.
(c) Growing his own food and living in a cabin in the Maine woods.
(d) Building a house on Susan's property in Fryeburg, Maine.

3. How does Susan describe the relationship that parents have with their children?
(a) Bad parents want their children to not be able to live without them.
(b) Good parents want their children to grow up to be strong individuals.
(c) The children are possessions. In some cases, the parents' only possession.
(d) Parents only have children so that they have miniature self-likenesses running around.

4. On their trip to North Conway in Chapter 16, what does Spenser tell Paul is "against the rules"?
(a) Speaking badly of another person's beloved.
(b) Not learning to be a man.
(c) Lying to Spenser.
(d) Running away from home.

5. In Chapter 15, what does Spenser discover about Paul's strength when they are moving their gear and settling in?
(a) That he really is weak and he does not know how to carry gear, like a shotgun, properly.
(b) That Paul really is not a hard worker and really does not care to learn how to become one.
(c) That Paul really does have some strength and some fortitude.
(d) That Paul is misunderstood.

6. 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 marry him.
(d) If she would find out about ballet schools for Paul.

7. 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 an architect.
(c) That he would like to be a construction worker.
(d) That he would like to be a ballet dancer.

8. 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 injured his knee and could not fight anymore.
(d) Because he got too old to train properly.

9. What does Spenser say about too much positivity in Chapter 20?
(a) That not having enough positivity can ruin a person's life.
(b) That too much positivity is a sign that the person with the outlook is either scared or stupid; or both.
(c) That too much positivity is for those who do not understand their surroundings.
(d) That there is no such thing as too much positivity in today's world.

10. Who was the best fighter Spenser ever fought?
(a) Rob Marciano.
(b) Muhammad Ali.
(c) Horace Gracie.
(d) Joe Walcott.

11. Besides the man sitting at the desk, who else is in the building that Paul and Spenser visit in Chapter 25?
(a) Three men playing cards.
(b) A room full of bookies.
(c) Two rottweiler dogs.
(d) No one.

12. Why does Susan feel the way that she does about the idea of Paul being away from his parents and learning self-reliance?
(a) Because she had a child that she had to give up, and she still hurts over that decision.
(b) Because she knows how difficult it is to raise children with issues like Paul's; and she doubts that there is any possibility of change.
(c) Because as a guidance counselor, she knows how necessary it is for a child to be with their parents, even if the parents are abusive.
(d) Because she was separated from her parents when she was young, and she feels that it was a detriment to the rest of her life.

13. What do Spenser and Paul have for lunch in Chapter 21?
(a) Cheddar cheese and Granny Smith apples, Bartlett pears, seedless green grapes, and an unsliced loaf of pumpernickel bread.
(b) Vegetable soup and crackers.
(c) Cobb salad and French onion soup.
(d) Grilled cheese sandwiches and potato chips.

14. What does Spenser tell Paul that they are going to do with Susan's rural property?
(a) Live in one cabin and build a better one.
(b) Cut down all of the trees and clear the land.
(c) Cultivate the land to grow crops.
(d) Hunt, fish, and trap.

15. Spenser takes Paul to Louis'; what is Louis'?
(a) A bar.
(b) A juke joint.
(c) A rib shack.
(d) A men's clothier.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is already built on Susan's rural property?

2. Who is Mortimer Snerd?

3. Why does Patty refuse to report Mel's actions to the police?

4. In Chapter 19, what does Paul wear on Saturday morning?

5. In Chapter 15, Spenser and Paul are discussing Hawk. In that discussion about Hawk, what does Spenser tell Paul that he will help him learn?

(see the answer keys)

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