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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following projects does Spenser think will teach Paul to become independent and self-reliant?
(a) Growing his own food and living in a cabin in the Maine woods.
(b) Moving out by himself.
(c) Going camping for a month in the wilds of the Maine woods.
(d) Building a house on Susan's property in Fryeburg, Maine.
2. 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 did not want to be a champion.
(b) Because he got too old to train properly.
(c) Because he was in a different league than champions.
(d) Because he injured his knee and could not fight anymore.
3. What does Spenser need to learn more than anything else if he is to survive?
(b) How to please others.
(c) How to dress.
(d) How to make his parents happy.
4. What does Spenser tell Paul that they are going to do with Susan's rural property?
(a) Hunt, fish, and trap.
(b) Cut down all of the trees and clear the land.
(c) Cultivate the land to grow crops.
(d) Live in one cabin and build a better one.
5. In Chapter 18, where does Paul tell Spenser that he has never been?
(a) To New York.
(b) To Miami.
(c) To Philadelphia.
(d) To Denver.
6. What is the answer to the visitor's demand in Chapter 22?
(a) They turn down the construction job offer.
(b) Paul will not go.
(c) Spenser will take the case.
(d) They answer that they do not have a construction permit.
7. When does Paul set out on his journey of self-discovery and growth?
(a) In May.
(b) In August.
(c) In July.
(d) In September.
8. What problem are Susan and Spenser trying to solve in Chapter 23?
(a) How to raise Paul.
(b) How to find Paul's parents.
(c) Where Paul should live after the cabin is built.
(d) How to stop Paul's parents from taking Paul.
9. What do Spenser and Paul have for lunch in Chapter 21?
(a) Cobb salad and French onion soup.
(b) Vegetable soup and crackers.
(c) Grilled cheese sandwiches and potato chips.
(d) Cheddar cheese and Granny Smith apples, Bartlett pears, seedless green grapes, and an unsliced loaf of pumpernickel bread.
10. In Chapter 26, where do Paul and Spenser stay the first night?
(a) In Spenser's apartment in Boston.
(b) With Hawk.
(c) At Harry's gym.
(d) Back at the cabin.
11. What does the group decide to have for dinner in Chapter 13?
(a) BLTs, homemade bread and butter pickles, cheese, and apples.
(c) Grilled cheese sandwiches, potato chips, and fruit cocktail.
(d) Canned soup and crackers.
12. 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?
(a) The difference between being weak and being weak-willed.
(b) The difference between being good and being a good man.
(c) The difference between being good and being good at something.
(d) The difference between being strong and being strong-minded.
13. Why does Spenser feel that Paul needs to be away from his parents?
(a) Because they are harming him; and they have not taught him how to survive.
(b) Because they are using him to bait each other, and it is not psychologically or emotionally healthy.
(c) Because the two of them need time to work out their problems.
(d) Because Paul does not want to live with either one of them.
14. 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 as a guidance counselor, she knows how necessary it is for a child to be with their parents, even if the parents are abusive.
(b) Because she had a child that she had to give up, and she still hurts over that decision.
(c) 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.
(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.
15. On their trip to North Conway in Chapter 16, what does Spenser tell Paul is "against the rules"?
(a) Not learning to be a man.
(b) Running away from home.
(c) Speaking badly of another person's beloved.
(d) Lying to Spenser.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Patty refuse to report Mel's actions to the police?
2. At the beginning of Chapter 22, what skill is Paul learning?
3. In Chapter 21, what physical activity do Spenser and Paul engage in?
4. What does Paul's dad, Mel say about the ballet?
5. What is Paul's answer when Spenser asks him whether there is any place that he has always wanted to go, that no one would take him, that he was afraid to ask?
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