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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the author's family move, after his mother decided to rent their house?
(a) New York City.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Detroit.
(d) Boston.

2. What does the author say about regulations in "Changing the Rules"?
(a) He says they sometimes hinder and need to be broken or ignored.
(b) He says they keep things running smoothly all the time.
(c) He says that following them is the key to his success.
(d) He says he usually disagrees with them but follows them anyway.

3. What damage did the author do with a rock in "A Terrible Temper"?
(a) He broke his brother's model airplane.
(b) He hit his mother with it.
(c) He smashed a window of a business in town.
(d) He broke a neighborhood kid's glasses and smashed his nose.

4. What grade did the author receive in math that gave him hope?
(a) A.
(b) D.
(c) B.
(d) C.

5. What percent academic scholarship does the author say he received for college?
(a) 90%.
(b) 100%.
(c) 80%.
(d) 50%.

6. What does the author say he liked to do with his father's hands?
(a) Smack them.
(b) Read his palm.
(c) Draw pictures on them.
(d) Play with the veins.

7. What does the author say he felt "constant temptation" to do at his new school?
(a) Skip class.
(b) Get a girlfriend.
(c) Get a bad grade.
(d) Become one of the guys.

8. What type of work did the author's mother find in Boston?
(a) Secretarial work.
(b) Domestic work.
(c) Restaurant work.
(d) Factory work.

9. What "wonderful summer job" did the author take after his first year at Yale?
(a) Supervisor with a highway crew.
(b) Camp counselor.
(c) Volunteer at a hospital.
(d) Lab technician at Wayne State University.

10. Where did the author turn when he believed he could not pass an exam?
(a) To the campus tutoring center.
(b) To his academic adviser.
(c) To God.
(d) To his mother.

11. What happened halfway through the author's fifth grade year?
(a) He won a science competition.
(b) He went to Disneyland.
(c) He met the President.
(d) He got an eye examination at school.

12. What did Candy's family think was strange about her new church in "A Serious Step"?
(a) It embraced classical music.
(b) It met on Saturday.
(c) It forbade the drinking of alcohol.
(d) It offered weekly Bible classes.

13. What did the psychology professor give the author for being the most honest student in the class?
(a) A ten-dollar bill.
(b) A subscription to Psychology Today.
(c) Extra credit.
(d) A certificate.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In "College Choices," why did the author only apply to one college?

3. In "Changing the Rules," what common interest did the author share with attorney Ward Randall, Jr.?

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

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

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