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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did the author nearly kill his friend, Bob, with a knife?
(a) They were arguing over radio stations.
(b) The friend made fun of his clothes.
(c) The friend copied his homework without his permission.
(d) The friend insulted his mother.

2. What did the author discover when he began to read Proverbs?
(a) A chapter about a doctor who was a great healer.
(b) He did not understand the Bible.
(c) The language of the Bible made him even more angry.
(d) A string of verses about angry people.

3. How did the author hurt a classmate who made him mad in "A Terrible Temper"?
(a) He pushed him into a locker
(b) He insulted his mother.
(c) He hit him in the forehead with a lock.
(d) He put him in a head lock.

4. How did Bobby Farmer impress the author during a history class?
(a) He knew what flax was.
(b) He said he planned to study agriculture in college.
(c) He knew the dates of every war.
(d) He had memorized all of the United States Presidents.

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

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

7. How old was the author's mother when she married his father?
(a) 23.
(b) 13.
(c) 28.
(d) 30.

8. Why did the author change schools in the middle of eighth grade?
(a) He transferred to a school for gifted children.
(b) He got expelled from his old school.
(c) He moved back to Boston.
(d) He moved back to his old house.

9. What gift does the author say has been an invaluable asset as a surgeon?
(a) His ability to see in three dimensions.
(b) His ability to attract friends.
(c) His aptitude for math.
(d) His physical coordination.

10. How did the author and his brother often travel to Wilson Junior High?
(a) They hitchhiked.
(b) They rode bikes.
(c) They hopped trains.
(d) They roller skated.

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

12. What did the author promise God after he took his exam, in "College Choices"?
(a) To do something special for his mother.
(b) To study longer for the next exam.
(c) To go to church that weekend.
(d) To never put Him in that position again.

13. What influential adult in "ROTC Triumph" told the author to "always put first things first"?
(a) Mr. McCotter.
(b) Mrs. Miller.
(c) Mr. Doakes.
(d) Sgt. Bandy.

14. What did the author decide to do when he realized he could not control his temper?
(a) Get counseling.
(b) Talk to his mother.
(c) Pretend nothing happened.
(d) Pray.

15. Why did students walk out on the psychology test in "Changing the Rules"?
(a) There was a war protest.
(b) There was a fight outside.
(c) The room started to smell like smoke.
(d) The test was too hard.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Candy's family think was strange about her new church in "A Serious Step"?

2. What group at Wilson Junior High asked the author how to solve problems?

3. Where did the author's mother go when she said she was staying with relatives?

4. How old was the author when he was baptized for the second time?

5. Who, in "ROTC Triumph," influenced the author to join ROTC?

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