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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Gabriel say his own name is not in Saint Peter's book?
(a) Because he is too young.
(b) Because he will never die.
(c) Because he has already died.
(d) Because of his sins.

2. Whose names does Gabriel say are in Saint Peter's book?
(a) Troy and Cory's.
(b) Rose and Cory's.
(c) Gabriel and Rose's.
(d) Troy and Rose's.

3. While they are working together, for what reason does Troy say Cory should be grateful to him?
(a) That Rose and Troy are still together.
(b) That Troy put a roof over his head and food in his mouth.
(c) That Troy is a good church-going man.
(d) That Troy has never beaten him.

4. As Troy complains about how everybody manages his money for him, Gabriel arrives carrying what?
(a) A book.
(b) A bottle of gin.
(c) A rose.
(d) A bag of coins.

5. Instead of going back inside as Troy asks her to, what story does Rose (with Troy's help) tell Bono?
(a) They tell Bono how Rose got Troy fired from his job.
(b) They tell Bono about the time the kids stole some watermelons.
(c) They tell Bono about how Rose talked Troy into marrying her.
(d) They tell Bono about the time Rose's mother chased Troy.

6. What chore is Rose doing when Troy comes out of the house?
(a) She is putting the trash out for collection.
(b) She is weeding the garden.
(c) She is hanging out clothes to dry.
(d) She is cutting the grass.

7. What does Troy tell Cory in response to his explanation about the football recruiter?
(a) Troy tells Cory he has met the recruiter.
(b) Troy tells Cory not to trust the recruiter.
(c) Troy tells Cory he needs a full-time job.
(d) Troy tells Cory to give back the gifts the recruiter gave him.

8. Why does Troy say that he's not impressed that Cory's being scouted by a football recruiter?
(a) Because there's no money to be made by black men playing sports.
(b) Because Cory isn't really talented.
(c) Because Cory isn't making the kind of money he should to help his parents out.
(d) Because Cory will never amount to anything.

9. When did Troy say he reformed?
(a) When he met and married Rose.
(b) When he heard from his father.
(c) When his son was born.
(d) When he met Bono in prison.

10. What does Bono say about Alberta?
(a) Bono says that Alberta is going to be promoted.
(b) Bono says that Troy has been spending a lot of time with her.
(c) Bono says that he went to grade school with Alberta.
(d) Bono says that he wants to ask Alberta out.

11. When Troy comments that Hank Aaron is doing well, what is Troy's response?
(a) He says that Aaron is going to burn out in no time.
(b) He says that Aaron is a sellout.
(c) He says that that's only one example.
(d) He says that he was a better player than Aaron.

12. What happened to Troy's mother?
(a) She shot Troy's father and was sent to prison.
(b) She died when Troy was a baby.
(c) She went to live with Troy's sister.
(d) She ran off when Troy was eight.

13. When Cory answers Troy's question about whether he's just come home with "yeah," what does Troy remind him?
(a) Troy reminds Cory to call him "sir."
(b) Troy reminds Cory that he said he wouldn't go to practice on Saturday.
(c) Troy reminds Cory he should have been home a long time ago.
(d) Troy reminds Cory that he should speak in complete sentences.

14. How much compensation did Gabriel receive as a result of his injury?
(a) $3,000.
(b) $100.
(c) $10, 000.
(d) $30,000.

15. What does Rose tell Troy he should do when the football recruiter comes to the house?
(a) He should ask the recruiter how much money is involved.
(b) He should sign the papers.
(c) He should wait to hear Bono's opinion.
(d) He should not sign the papers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Troy say that he has to do because he is afraid of the devil?

2. When Rose asks Gabriel if he wants breakfast, what does he say?

3. For what offense does Troy say his father once almost beat him to death?

4. What does Troy say about his faithfulness to Rose?

5. What does Troy say about a boy who lies to his father?

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