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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. What is Paul's response to Spenser's plans for the property?
(a) That Spenser has a good plan and that Paul wants to help.
(b) He does not believe that Spenser can do it. He also says that he does not want to help.
(c) Paul shrugs and says that he does not care.
(d) That they are crazy, and that Spenser is crazy.

2. Who is the man sitting at the desk in Chapter 25?
(a) Hawk.
(b) Harry Cotton.
(c) Buddy Hartman.
(d) Shelley.

3. What is the name of the restaurant that Paul, Spenser, and Susan dine at in Chapter 19?
(a) The Grumpy Gringo.
(b) Casa Romero.
(c) La Casadorez.
(d) Tres Margaritas.

4. 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 as a guidance counselor, she knows how necessary it is for a child to be with their parents, even if the parents are abusive.
(c) 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.
(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.

5. Spenser tells Paul that they are building the cabin a simpler, yet less desirable way. Why is the way they are doing it less desirable?
(a) The way that they are doing it is too shabby.
(b) The way that they are doing it takes more time, effort, and materials.
(c) The way they are doing it does not allow the cabin to have a cellar.
(d) The way that they are doing it is more expensive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Paul's dad, Mel say about the ballet?

2. The first morning that Paul and Spenser are in the cabin, what does Spenser set out for breakfast?

3. Right after visiting Louis', where do Paul and Spenser go?

4. How does Susan describe the relationship that parents have with their children?

5. How many miles was Paul up to running by May?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What is Susan's opinion about Spenser keeping Paul?

4. Why does Spenser agree to keep Paul after the kidnapping scare when Patty is taken hostage?

5. Why does Paul force Spenser to wake him the way that he did in Chapter 16?

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

7. What type of character is Harry Cotton?

8. Aside from making sure that Paul has a presentable suit to wear to the ballet, what is the point of taking Paul to Louis' to get a suit?

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

10. In Chapter 17, Paul asks Spenser why he cannot simply leave him alone. Spenser replies that he cannot leave him alone because everyone in his life has left him alone and it has not done him any good. He also tells Paul that his goal is to help him become a better person. What does Spenser mean by that?

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