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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 has Cy learned?
(a) to fight, evict brawlers, negotiate and be enjoyed by women in the back room.
(b) To sing to keep the women happy.
(c) To size up a skin type by feeling with his eyes closed.
(d) To tattoo without using a drawing.

2. Why does Cy climb a building?
(a) To find his mother in the crowd.
(b) To race ahead off the crowd across the rooftops.
(c) To hack the villain loose from a flagpole.
(d) To see the burning better.

3. For what does Cy use the last of Reeda's money?
(a) To refurbish his tattoo parlour.
(b) To send Riley's body to Russia.
(c) To buy a third-class ticket to America.
(d) A sea coffin for Riley.

4. Of what are Cy's earliest memories?
(a) Laughing summer crowds.
(b) A ship from India coming into port one day and the excitement of it.
(c) His mother leaning over his bed and singing him a lullaby.
(d) A pig being slaughtered next door.

5. What does Reeda admit to Cy?
(a) That Cy is not her biological son.
(b) That she is performing abortions.
(c) That she knows Riley.
(d) That she was once married to Mr. Riley.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one form of amusement Cy enjoys?

2. What is an accurate description of the Ladies of Leeds?

3. What is different about Cy's mom from Cy?

4. How does Cy respond to what he sees in the basin?

5. From what does Cy avert his eyes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Cy's first interest in a girl and why it is disappointing.

2. What major theme is touched upon in this chapter and how is it expressed here?

3. How does sex figure into Riley's tattoo business?

4. What upsets the town council and what is Reeda's response?

5. How does Reeda die and how does this affect Cy?

6. Of what are Cy's earliest memories?

7. How does the topic of sex give Cy some not-so-great memories?

8. What does Cy recall as he studies cloud formations and what might this foreshadow?

9. How does Riley come to offer Cy an apprenticeship and what is Cy's response?

10. How does Riley explain the colors used in tattooing?

(see the answer keys)

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