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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. When Cy arrives home eyes glazed and gait obstructed, what does Reeda assume?
(a) He is drunk.
(b) He is ill.
(c) He sprained his ankle.
(d) He has overeaten.
2. What does Cy's mother say about the sun's light?
(a) That the sun's light does not go out at night but migrates to Ireland and America.
(b) That it fades into nothing.
(c) That it is brighter when she is brighter.
(d) That it is brightest shining through the mist.
3. Where is Cy's father?
(a) He is at work at the docks.
(b) He is in America working to bring them over.
(c) He was lost years ago at sea.
(d) He is at war in Germany.
4. Where does Cy work?
(a) In a blacksmith shop.
(b) In a bakery.
(c) In a print shop in the afternoons.
(d) At the stables.
5. What does Cy not really understand?
(a) That his mother and Muriel perform abortions.
(b) That he is going to a boarding school.
(c) That his mother does tattoos.
(d) That electricity is dangerous.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Cy observe as he is searching for shells?
2. How does Riley die?
3. What does Riley admire about Cy?
4. What does fine-line hatching do?
5. What does the town council do to offenders of their policies?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Riley's death and Cy's response.
2. What upsets the town council and what is Reeda's response?
3. What indication is there that "times are changing" even in a small town such as Morecambe? Why do you think this is so?
4. What does Jonty say about Riley; is it likely to be true?
5. Why do many women come to Riley's tattoo parlor?
6. What marks Cy's transition from boyhood to manhood?
7. How does Cy's afternoon employment foreshadow his future work?
8. What does Cy recall as he studies cloud formations and what might this foreshadow?
9. How does Cy slip into starting to tattoo instead of just watching Riley and what is Riley's response?
10. How does the topic of sex give Cy some not-so-great memories?
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