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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 Spenser's response when Paul asks him why he thinks that Paul's parents say everything is for girls?
(a) Because Paul's parents are small-minded people in a big world.
(b) Because they do not really care, and are just telling Paul that to bring his inquisitiveness to an end.
(c) Because they are afraid to admit what they like because other people may think they are weak.
(d) Because they do not know any better; because they do not know who they are, or how to find outp or what a good person is, or how to find out. So they rely on categories.

2. What information did Spenser find out from the person whom he caught in Chapter 24?
(a) That Mel Giacomin was an assassin.
(b) That Paul was really the son of a powerful mobster.
(c) That he knew Mel through Harry Cotten.
(d) That Patty Giacomin was a prostitute.

3. What problem are Susan and Spenser trying to solve in Chapter 23?
(a) How to find Paul's parents.
(b) How to raise Paul.
(c) How to stop Paul's parents from taking Paul.
(d) Where Paul should live after the cabin is built.

4. What is already built on Susan's rural property?
(a) The foundation for a new house.
(b) A well for fresh water.
(c) A rustic hunting cabin.
(d) Nothing.

5. In Chapter 17, what physical activity do Spenser and Paul engage in?
(a) Swimming.
(b) Playing golf.
(c) Weight lifting.
(d) Walking.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 24, where do Paul and Spenser go after lunch?

2. In Chapter 15, what does Spenser discover about Paul's strength when they are moving their gear and settling in?

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

4. In Chapter 14, what does Hawk say about Spenser?

5. What does Spenser need to learn more than anything else if he is to survive?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. As evidenced in his conversation with Spenser in Chapter 20, why is Paul curious in relation to why his parents think the way that they do?

3. Is Spenser's evaluation of Susan's attitude in Chapter 23 an accurate one? Why? Why not?

4. Why does Spenser believes that teaching Paul to run is important?

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

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

7. How does Spenser handle the confrontation with Patty in Chapter 22?

8. 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?

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

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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