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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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.
2. What does Spenser tell Paul about fighting in a "regular" fight?
(a) That anybody can beat anybody in a fight without rules.
(b) That the strongest fighter always wins.
(c) That the smartest fighter always wins.
(d) That fighting is only for the strong-willed.
3. What does Spenser wear on Saturday morning in Chapter 19?
(a) A white suit, pink shirt, white tie, and white shoes.
(b) A black suit, a black shirt, a white tie, and black shoes.
(c) A blue suit, a white shirt, a blue tie with red stripes on it, and black shoes.
(d) A brown suit, dark blue shirt, a dark blue tie, and brown shoes.
4. Why does Patty refuse to report Mel's actions to the police?
(a) Because she is afraid he will kill her.
(b) Because she does not trust the police.
(c) Because she believes that the police are too busy to handle it.
(d) Because she is afraid that Paul will hate her for it.
5. The first morning that Paul and Spenser are in the cabin, what does Spenser set out for breakfast?
(a) Cornbread, strawberry jam, and a bowl of assorted fruit.
(b) Steak and eggs.
(c) Egg white omelettes and juice.
(d) Oatmeal, butter, sugar, and coffee.
6. What does the group decide to have for dinner in Chapter 13?
(a) BLTs, homemade bread and butter pickles, cheese, and apples.
(b) Canned soup and crackers.
(d) Grilled cheese sandwiches, potato chips, and fruit cocktail.
7. What does Spenser tell Paul that they are going to do with Susan's rural property?
(a) Cultivate the land to grow crops.
(b) Live in one cabin and build a better one.
(c) Cut down all of the trees and clear the land.
(d) Hunt, fish, and trap.
8. How does Susan describe the relationship that parents have with their children?
(a) Good parents want their children to grow up to be strong individuals.
(b) The children are possessions. In some cases, the parents' only possession.
(c) Parents only have children so that they have miniature self-likenesses running around.
(d) Bad parents want their children to not be able to live without them.
9. What is Paul's response to Spenser's plans for the property?
(a) That they are crazy, and that Spenser is crazy.
(b) That Spenser has a good plan and that Paul wants to help.
(c) Paul shrugs and says that he does not care.
(d) He does not believe that Spenser can do it. He also says that he does not want to help.
10. What is the answer to the visitor's demand in Chapter 22?
(a) Spenser will take the case.
(b) Paul will not go.
(c) They turn down the construction job offer.
(d) They answer that they do not have a construction permit.
11. In Chapter 20, what does Paul reveal to Spenser about his dreams?
(a) That he would like to be a ballet dancer.
(b) That he would like to be a private detective.
(c) That he would like to be a construction worker.
(d) That he would like to be an architect.
12. What does the man at the desk threaten to do in Chapter 25?
(a) To burglarize Spenser's office.
(b) To keep Paul for ransom.
(c) To kill Spenser if he does not stay out of his business.
(d) To kidnap Susan.
13. In Chapter 24, where do Paul and Spenser go after lunch?
(a) To a bar.
(b) To a Red Sox game.
(c) To the museum of natural science.
(d) To the aquarium.
14. 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.
15. What does Spenser say about too much positivity in Chapter 20?
(a) That too much positivity is for those who do not understand their surroundings.
(b) That there is no such thing as too much positivity in today's world.
(c) That too much positivity is a sign that the person with the outlook is either scared or stupid; or both.
(d) That not having enough positivity can ruin a person's life.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Mel's access to "leg breakers" concern Spenser?
2. Where do Paul and Spenser arrive at in Chapter 25?
3. 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?
4. In Chapter 13, what is Spenser's response to the solution that Patty comes up with regarding living arrangements for Paul?
5. What does Susan say about Spenser's personality in Chapter 20?
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