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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 does Riley tattoo on Cy's chest?
(a) A sailing ship with his dead father's name strung in the rigging.
(b) A ball and chain.
(c) A skull.
(d) A butterfly.

2. Upon what does the town council frown?
(a) On school being closed on Fridays.
(b) On mixed bathing and skimpy outfits.
(c) On the sick people Cy's mother nurses.
(d) On boys younger than 10 on the beach without a parent.

3. At what does Cy marvel?
(a) Women's endurance and unpredictability.
(b) The intricate designs Riley tattoos.
(c) The way a woman's breast moves a tattoo.
(d) The way the colors glow on women.

4. Who does not feel like maggots in an infected carcass, as they are regarded in the nicer end of town?
(a) Prostitutes.
(b) Sailors.
(c) Jonty and Cy.
(d) Visitors to Riley's tattoo parlour.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Riley want to be buried?

2. For what does Cy get in trouble at school?

3. Where is Cy's father?

4. What confuses Cy?

5. Why does Cy have to use distilled water to make his inks?

Short Essay Questions

1. What indication is there that "times are changing" even in a small town such as Morecambe? Why do you think this is so?

2. With what does the young Cy struggle?

3. What does Jonty say about Riley; is it likely to be true?

4. What are some of the contrasting images seen in the very beginning of this book?

5. Describe the type of clients that are often drawn to Riley's tattoo parlor.

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

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

8. What marks Cy's transition from boyhood to manhood?

9. Describe Riley's death and Cy's response.

10. What is the effect of alcohol on Riley?

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