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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14: A Girl Named Maranda.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the author say he felt the stigma of being poor more acutely?
(a) Because most of the kids at school were rich.
(b) Because he did not have a father.
(c) Because his house was in need of repair.
(d) Because his clothes were dirty.

2. Who did the author initially turn to for work, when he could not find a job in the summer of 1971?
(a) Mrs. Whittley.
(b) Mr. Seufert.
(c) Mr. Randall.
(d) Mr. Sandart.

3. What did the author begin to do, in tenth grade, instead of coming home after school?
(a) Tutor his friends.
(b) Play basketball.
(c) Shoplift clothes at the local department store.
(d) Work at a gas station.

4. What hymn does the author say dissolves his negativity?
(a) "Nearer My God to Thee."
(b) "Amazing Grace."
(c) "Just As I Am."
(d) "Jesus Is All the World to Me."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What damage did the author do with a rock in "A Terrible Temper"?

2. Why did the author nearly kill his friend, Bob, with a knife?

3. Before the author left for his interview in Baltimore, he decided that he wanted to be himself and be accepted or rejected by _____ and not _____.

4. What does the author say he liked to do with his father's hands?

5. What does the author say about regulations in "Changing the Rules"?

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