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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9: Changing the Rules.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What object of the author's did a ninth grader in "A Boy's Big Problem" say had been through four world wars?
(a) His shirt.
(b) His backpack.
(c) His pencil.
(d) His shoes.

2. What other role did the author's father serve in, that he recalls observing only once?
(a) His father played trumpet in a jazz band.
(b) His father volunteered as a crossing guard.
(c) His father was a member of the school board.
(d) His father was a Baptist minister.

3. In "College Choices," how long did the author spend studying for his exam?
(a) Eight hours.
(b) All night.
(c) Two weeks.
(d) Two hours.

4. In "Changing the Rules," what common interest did the author share with attorney Ward Randall, Jr.?
(a) Law.
(b) Science.
(c) Bowling.
(d) Classical music.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say was his one complaint about his mother?

2. Why was the author surprised when he read the exam problems in the booklet, in "College Choices"?

3. What does the author say his mother brought a sense of to the family?

4. What did the author's mother consistently ask him about, no matter how tired she was?

5. What rule did the author's mother set for his television watching?

(see the answer key)

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