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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. In Chapter 4, what bet does Andy recall Dag making with him one night at work?
(a) That he could run across the country.
(b) That he could make an entire room of people laugh uncontrollably.
(c) That he could make Claire fall in love with him.
(d) That he could get the locals to join him in a sing-along.

2. In Chapter 14, what does Andy plan to do for Christmas?
(a) Visit an orphanage.
(b) Go home to Portland.
(c) Sleep through the holidays.
(d) Make dinner for his friends.

3. In Chapter 12, who is said to have disappeared the day after the picnic?
(a) Claire.
(b) Dag.
(c) Tobias.
(d) Elvissa.

4. What does Mrs. Monroe invite Buck to watch on TV?
(a) A documentary.
(b) A movie.
(c) Game shows.
(d) The news.

5. Who asks, "What do you think of when you see the sun?"
(a) Claire.
(b) Dag.
(c) Tobias.
(d) Andy.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story Andy tells about Edward, who follows Edward everywhere?

2. What nickname does Claire's family have for her?

3. In Andy's story, what does Edward vow to build once he makes it in New York?

4. Who does Dag believe carries a deep secret that can't be shared?

5. Where do Andy and Dag work?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 12, what does Dag say about Scotty's Junction, Nevada?

2. Summarize the story Andy tells about a man named Edward in Chapter 9.

3. In Chapter 1, what example does Andy give of Dag's considerate nature?

4. What does Margaret tell Dag is the only reason people get up and go to work everyday?

5. What does Andy say about his parents' house in Chapter 15?

6. In Chapter 7, at what point does Andy say he knows he and Claire would be friends for life?

7. How does Dag describe himself when he worked in advertising?

8. Describe Texlahoma.

9. What happens to the Astronaut named Buck when he lands on Texlahoma?

10. Why does Claire choose the corner of Cottonwood and Sapphire Avenues for their picnic in Chapter 3?

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