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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who hires the narrator in Chapter 1?
(a) Hawk.
(b) Patty Giacomin.
(c) Susan Silverman.
(d) Buddy.

2. What is Paul's response to Patty's "plan" in Chapter 7?
(a) He is relieved by the idea.
(b) He is unhappy with the idea.
(c) He is angry with the idea.
(d) He makes no response.

3. What new character is introduced in Chapter 6?
(a) Harry.
(b) Buddy.
(c) Susan.
(d) Hawk.

4. In Chapter 8, how long was the time period that Spenser was gone following breakfast?
(a) About two hours.
(b) About an hour and fifteen minutes.
(c) Four hours.
(d) All day.

5. After the eviction, what was the narrator's new address?
(a) Boylston Street and the corner of Berkley.
(b) Berkley and Height Ashbury.
(c) It was the same as the previous address.
(d) Speer and I-25.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 4, what does the passenger say about the narrator's profession?

2. Who does Spenser call on to help him during the hostage situation in Chapter 12?

3. Who leaves with the narrator in Chapter 3?

4. Who is inside the building that the narrator enters in Chapter 3?

5. In Chapter 9, what do Paul and Spenser decide to do for dessert?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of person does Patty Giacomin seem to be?

2. What does Spenser's preparation of the impromptu meal in Chapter 9 reveal about his character?

3. What do Paul Giacomin's feelings for his parents appear to be?

4. When Paul arrives home, what is the reaction that mother and son both give and receive?

5. By the beginning of Chapter 6, some time has passed since Spenser's case with the Giacomins; but, he really cannot stop thinking about the whole situation. It bothers him at a basketball game during a date with his girlfriend, Susan. What does this extended concern that Spenser shows for Paul and the discontent that Spenser feel for Patty and Mel show about Spenser's character?

6. In Chapter 6 we are introduced to Spenser's girlfriend, Susan Silverman. What type of a person does she seem to be, and how does that contrast or compliment Spenser's personality?

7. Based on what we read in Chapter 2, what types of personal qualities would be necessary to handle Spenser's job? Why?

8. If you were Spenser, what would you have done differently in Chapter 2?

9. What type of person does the narrator seem to be?

10. Spenser reluctantly takes the job of protecting Patty and Paul from Mel and his thugs. What reservations does Spenser have about taking the job, and why does he take it?

(see the answer keys)

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