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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. Where does Eddie wake up in Chapter Three?
(a) In the Philippines.
(b) In the teacup ride on Ruby Pier.
(c) In heaven.
(d) In his bed.
2. From what does the Captain save his men?
(a) The coal mine.
(b) Burning tents.
(c) Friendly fire.
(d) A landmine.
3. How does Eddie celebrate his birthday in Chapter Two?
(a) With a pony ride.
(b) With a nice dinner.
(c) At a picnic at the Pier.
(d) With a party at home.
4. What does Marguerite tell Eddie before he leaves for the war?
(a) That she will marry another man.
(b) That she cannot wait for him.
(c) That she loves him.
(d) That she will wait for him.
5. Who usually starts the workday at Ruby Pier?
(a) The owner.
(b) All of the maintenance workers.
(d) The ride operators.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Eddie learn about Heaven in Chapter Four?
2. What does Eddie think the little girl's name is?
3. Who prevents a fatal accident at the Freddie Fall?
4. What promise did the Captain make?
5. What causes the Blue Man's death?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss the significance of the title of Chapter Two, "The Journey."
2. Discuss Eddie's encounter with the first character he meets in Heaven, the Blue Man.
3. What is the symbolism of the water in Chapter Two?
4. Discuss the significance of Albom's use of color in Chapter Two?
5. Eddie tries to return to the burning tent to save a child. What does this action reveal about Eddie's character?
6. How does Albom reveal the relationship between Joe and Eddie in Chapter Four?
7. What are the first images the reader gets of Ruby Pier?
8. Discuss the significance of the title of Chapter Three, "The Arrival".
9. What does Eddie feel from the Blue Man when the Blue Man hugs Eddie?
10. The Captain tells Eddie that dying is only the beginning. What could the Captain mean by this statement?
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