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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. Who does Posey brag about as she works on Rose's hair?
(a) Catherine, her daughter-in-law.
(b) Roberta, her daughter.
(c) Marie, her granddaughter.
(d) Chick, her son.
2. Why did Chick believe his father stopped coming around after he quit baseball?
(a) Baseball was their only connection.
(b) Len did not like Chick's wife.
(c) Len moved away.
(d) Len was ashamed of Chick.
3. Why does Chick calls his mother a hypocrite when she finds an item hidden in his sock drawer when he is only fourteen?
(a) She looks at pornography.
(b) She drinks.
(c) She smokes.
(d) She does drugs.
4. Who taught Chick how to shave?
(a) A boyfriend of his mother's.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) An uncle.
5. What does Chick notice as he, his mother, and Miss Thelma drive through town?
(a) There are no people out and about.
(b) Old people are everywhere and they all seem to know his mother.
(c) He does not know any of the people they see, young or old.
(d) The town has changed since he last visited.
Short Answer Questions
1. Over dinner, what does Chick request his mother tell him about?
2. What does Posey say a child who is embarrassed by is mother is?
3. Why does Chick lie to his family about a trip out of town on his mother's birthday?
4. How did Catherine react two weeks after Posey's death to Chick's confession regarding the fake business trip?
5. What does Posey tell Chick when he confesses his guilt to her on their one more day together?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was Posey fired from her job as a nurse?
2. Why did Chick not want his mother to go to his dorm room with him?
3. What job does Chick learn his mother did in order to help pay his college tuition?
4. What did Posey often do for some of the patients in the hospital where she worked as a nurse?
5. What does Chick claim he does not want to be?
6. What are the two days at college Chick shares with the reader?
7. Who does Chick say the ghost in his life truly was?
8. To whom does Posey take Chick to visit after dinner?
9. What does the Italian woman say when she catches sight of Posey and Chick in her mirror?
10. What do Posey and Chick talk about over dinner?
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