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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. As Cory runs out of the house, late for a game, what does Rose say to him?
(a) That the recruiter called him again.
(b) That she'll make his favorite dinner.
(c) That she hopes he wins.
(d) That his room is a mess.

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

3. What does Troy assume Lyons is doing when he puts his hand in his pocket?
(a) Troy assumes Lyons is going to pay Bono back.
(b) Troy assumes Lyons is going to ask for money.
(c) Troy assumes Lyons is going to pay Troy back.
(d) Troy assumes Lyons it going to show he has no money to buy them drinks.

4. What does Troy say about the Negro League?
(a) That it was good for blacks.
(b) That he knew everybody in it.
(c) That it had better pitchers.
(d) That it was a stupid idea.

5. Earlier in the day, what had one of Troy and Bono's co-workers been caught doing?
(a) Trying to block the driveway.
(b) Trying to steal a watermelon.
(c) Trying to leave early.
(d) Trying to kiss the secretary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rose comment when Troy says that Gabriel can come and go at the boarding house just as he could at home?

2. How does Cory respond to his mother as he leaves the house, hurrying because he is late for a game?

3. What sport does Bono say Troy excelled at?

4. What does Troy say about the fact that Lyons wants to be a musician?

5. According to Rose, where has Cory gone?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Rose taking Raynell and a cake?

2. Why does Troy feel he is being treated unfairly at work?

3. What outside chore does Troy want Cory to help him with when Cory comes home from football practice?

4. What does Rose say was the reason why Troy never got to play in the major leagues?

5. Why is Troy upset about the $50 bail needed to get Gabriel out of jail?

6. What does Troy say while complaining about baseball?

7. What does Troy remind Rose about Gabriel's compensation?

8. What does Troy say about the Negro Leagues in baseball?

9. Under what circumstances did Gabriel receive the injury which resulted in a metal plate being placed in his head?

10. After Bono and Troy's conversation about Alberta, Bono leaves and then Troy confesses what to Rose?

(see the answer keys)

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