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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. How long after Eddie's death does the park reopen?
(a) One day.
(b) One week.
(c) Three weeks.
(d) Three days.
2. What does Eddie learn about the last day he was alive?
(a) That many people cried when he died.
(b) That he saves the little girl from the falling cart.
(c) That the little girl was killed by the cart and will meet him in Heaven.
(d) That the park had to close without him.
3. What does Joe do for a living?
(a) Maintenance man.
(b) Stock broker.
(c) Car dealer.
4. Of what does Marguerite assure Eddie in Chapter Eleven?
(a) His love has remained with her, and hers, with him.
(b) That she felt no pain when she died.
(c) That Heaven is a good place to be.
(d) That she always forgave him.
5. What do Eddie and Marguerite discuss in Chapter Eleven?
(a) The pain of missing one another for so many years.
(b) Eddie's father.
(c) The war.
(d) The baby they could never have.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old is Marguerite when she dies?
2. Who is Tala?
3. Who says, "weddings are for possibilities."?
4. How does Eddie feel about his father?
5. Eddie and Marguerite save money for what big event?
Short Essay Questions
1. How will Amy or Annie's visit to Heaven be connected to Eddie?
2. How is Chapter Twelve used as the denouement?
3. How does the reader know that Eddie's memory will be kept alive at the Pier?
4. How does the estate attorney view Eddie's life?
5. For what was Eddie supposed to save his money, instead of gambling?
6. What symbols does the author use in Chapter Twelve?
7. What does the reader learn about Eddie through the short snippets describing his various birthdays?
8. What does Marguerite teach Eddie in Heaven?
9. What was Eddie's relationship like with his father?
10. How is Eddie's and Marguerite's relationship impacted by the fallout from the track and Marguerite's accident?
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