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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. How does Susan describe the relationship that parents have with their children?
(a) Bad parents want their children to not be able to live without them.
(b) The children are possessions. In some cases, the parents' only possession.
(c) Good parents want their children to grow up to be strong individuals.
(d) Parents only have children so that they have miniature self-likenesses running around.
2. At the beginning of Chapter 22, what skill is Paul learning?
(a) How to use a circular saw.
(b) How to use a measuring tape.
(c) How to hammer a nail.
(d) How to use a saw horse.
3. Besides the man sitting at the desk, who else is in the building that Paul and Spenser visit in Chapter 25?
(a) No one.
(b) A room full of bookies.
(c) Two rottweiler dogs.
(d) Three men playing cards.
4. What does Spenser tell Paul that they are going to do with Susan's rural property?
(a) Live in one cabin and build a better one.
(b) Hunt, fish, and trap.
(c) Cultivate the land to grow crops.
(d) Cut down all of the trees and clear the land.
5. What is the first step that Paul and Spenser work on when building the cabin?
(a) Clearing the land for the foundation.
(b) Putting up a fence around the property.
(c) Digging holes for the foundation tubes.
(d) Reading blueprints for the cabin.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Patty refuse to report Mel's actions to the police?
2. What is Paul's opinion on possibly finding out some less-than-desirable information on his parents?
3. What do Spenser and Paul have for lunch in Chapter 21?
4. What is the answer to the visitor's demand in Chapter 22?
5. What favor does Spenser ask of Susan in Chapter 23?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Susan feel about Spenser sending Paul and Patty to her house in Chapter 13?
2. 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?
3. 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?
4. Why does Paul force Spenser to wake him the way that he did in Chapter 16?
5. Why does Spenser send Paul and Patty to Susan's house in Chapter 13?
6. In Chapter 21 we are able to see how Paul is growing both physically and emotionally. How has he grown?
7. Why is the discussion that Spenser and Paul have in Chapter 21 about the rules of fighting an important one?
8. How is the reader likely to feel when Patty shows up to take Paul home in Chapter 22?
9. Why does Spenser agree to keep Paul after the kidnapping scare when Patty is taken hostage?
10. What is the lesson that Spenser is trying to teach Paul via the two of them building the cabin together with their own hands instead of hiring someone else to do it or using machinery?
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