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

2. In "Eight Years Old," what made the author feel worse than being at the bottom of his class at Higgins Elementary School?
(a) The principal who wrongfully accused him of cheating.
(b) The judgment from his mother.
(c) The teacher who belittled him.
(d) The teasing and taunting from other kids.

3. What frightened the author at the start of "Eight Years Old" that he says are bigger than cats?
(a) Roaches.
(b) Rats.
(c) Snakes.
(d) Weeds.

4. What subtle way did the author's mother encourage him in "ROTC Triumph"?
(a) She lectured him.
(b) She left hints around the house about what college she wanted him to attend.
(c) She quoted poems and famous sayings to him.
(d) She read to him from the Bible.

5. Who tells a story in "Eight Years Old" that led the author to his first religious experience?
(a) Pastor Ford.
(b) Mrs. Williamson.
(c) Curtis.
(d) Sonya.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author say Curtis' grades changed in the last year?

2. In "A Terrible Temper," what does the author say had become a daily habit?

3. Why did students walk out on the psychology test in "Changing the Rules"?

4. In "A Boy's Big Problem," why does the author say he hated to buy bread or milk at the store?

5. What object of the author's did a ninth grader in "A Boy's Big Problem" say had been through four world wars?

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