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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5: A Big Boy's Problem.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What group at Wilson Junior High asked the author how to solve problems?
(a) The administrators.
(b) The students in higher grades.
(c) The kids who once teased him.
(d) The math and science teachers.

2. What was the author's mother determined to accomplish in Detroit?
(a) To reclaim the house the family once lived in.
(b) To go to night school.
(c) To get back together with her ex-husband.
(d) To enroll her sons in private school.

3. What did the author consider his biggest problem in tenth grade?
(a) Choosing a career.
(b) Dating.
(c) Clothes.
(d) Thinking about college.

4. In "A Boy's Big Problem," why does the author say he hated to buy bread or milk at the store?
(a) He says the people at the store treated him rudely.
(b) It took away from his study time.
(c) His mom never sent him with enough money.
(d) He had to use food stamps and feared a friend might see him.

5. What does the author say his mother brought a sense of to the family?
(a) Peace.
(b) Humor.
(c) Security.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author's mother told him if he could _____, he could learn just about anything he wanted to know.

2. How much education does the author say his mother had when she married?

3. What frightened the author at the start of "Eight Years Old" that he says are bigger than cats?

4. Who told the author he should "dress the way you want to be"?

5. At times, the author says, his mother's refusal to settle for less came across as _____, _____, even _____ to him.

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