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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. Which of the following adjectives is not used by Joey to describe the schoolgirl when he sees her for the first time?
(a) Beautiful.
(b) Youthful.
(c) Athletic.
(d) Powerful.

2. What unit of currency is used in the town in which Momsen and Filibur live?
(a) Rubles.
(b) Zlotys.
(c) Dollars.
(d) Euros.

3. What fruit is the narrator interested in knowing the reader's opinion of?
(a) Nectarines.
(b) Figs.
(c) Pears.
(d) Cherries.

4. Which of the following body parts is not one Momsen attacked on Filibur's wife?
(a) Her ears.
(b) Her nose.
(c) Her eyes.
(d) Her fingers.

5. Instead of acknowledging that Kneadus and Syphus are fighting, what does Pimko insist the boys are doing?
(a) Hugging.
(b) Wrestling for honor.
(c) Reading the newspaper.
(d) Playing ball.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following adjectives best describes the schoolgirl?

2. What physical change does Joey feel in his body as he is speaking with Dr. Pimko?

3. What language does Joey's class work on translating, even though no one is prepared?

4. Who interrupts the dual, loudly clattering into the classroom?

5. Which musician does the narrator claim audiences appreciate only because the larger musical world tells them to?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Auntie feel about the budding friendship between Valek and Kneadus?

2. What is Joey's first impression of Zuta when he sees her?

3. Why doesn't Kopydra want to engage in the dual between the lads and the guys?

4. How does Joey feel about the decorations in Mrs. Youngblood's bedroom?

5. What causes the epileptic seizure that frightens the crowd of spectators at the tennis match?

6. How is Mrs. Filidor caught in the crossfires of her husband's battle?

7. How does the crowd at the tennis match respond to all the craziness going on around the field?

8. What reason does Joey give for his own personal struggle with immaturity?

9. How do the students in Joey's classroom treat their teachers?

10. What does the narrator of the novel believe is the worst form of torture in the world?

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