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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. 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 was separated from her parents when she was young, and she feels that it was a detriment to the rest of her life.
(b) Because she had a child that she had to give up, and she still hurts over that decision.
(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 knows how difficult it is to raise children with issues like Paul's; and she doubts that there is any possibility of change.

2. 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 for those who do not understand their surroundings.
(c) That there is no such thing as too much positivity in today's world.
(d) That too much positivity is a sign that the person with the outlook is either scared or stupid; or both.

3. What does Spenser need to learn more than anything else if he is to survive?
(a) How to please others.
(b) Autonomy.
(c) How to dress.
(d) How to make his parents happy.

4. What does Susan say about Spenser's personality in Chapter 20?
(a) That he is fun-loving and adventurous.
(b) That he is predictable.
(c) That he works too hard to thwart people's expectations.
(d) That he is unpredictable.

5. Why does Patty refuse to report Mel's actions to the police?
(a) Because she does not trust the police.
(b) Because she is afraid that Paul will hate her for it.
(c) Because she believes that the police are too busy to handle it.
(d) Because she is afraid he will kill her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What idea does Patty come up with to solve the problem of Mel's henchmen in Chapter 13?

2. What does the visitor in Chapter 22 ask for Paul and Spenser to do?

3. What does Spenser think of the visitor's request in Chapter 22?

4. Where do Paul and Spenser stop to eat in Chapter 15?

5. What does the man sitting at the desk in Chapter 25 look like?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of character is Harry Cotton?

2. How does Susan feel about Spenser sending Paul and Patty to her house in Chapter 13?

3. Why does Spenser does not take a television to the cabin with him and Paul?

4. Was it a good idea for Spenser and Paul to break into Mel's office? Why? Why not?

5. Why does Spenser feel that teaching Paul to box and weight lift is important?

6. Is Spenser's plan to blackmail the Giacomins in order to make them pay for Paul's education and living expenses, as well as staying away from him a good plan? Why? Why not?

7. Why does Spenser decide to take Paul to Fryeburg and build a cabin?

8. Is the violence used in Chapter 24 necessary? Why?

9. Does Susan make a good point about parental rights in Chapter 23? Why? Why not?

10. Why does Spenser send Paul and Patty to Susan's house in Chapter 13?

(see the answer keys)

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