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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say he has in his heart, regardless of the conditions around him?
(a) Sunshine.
(b) Anger.
(c) Peace.
(d) Love.

2. How often did the author wear an ROTC uniform at school?
(a) Three days a week.
(b) Every Friday.
(c) Every day.
(d) Two days a week.

3. Why did the author become interested in Johns Hopkins University Hospital at the age of 10?
(a) That was where he got his tonsils taken out.
(b) His mom suggested that he practice medicine there.
(c) `Someone from the hospital visited his school.
(d) Every television or newspaper medical story seemed to feature someone there.

4. What person does the author say came, when his mother "needed someone to care"?
(a) Bobby Farmer.
(b) His father.
(c) Curtis.
(d) Mary Thomas.

5. What does the author say he examined under the magnified lenses in Mr. Jaeck's class?
(a) Blood.
(b) Protozoa from water samples.
(c) Skin cells.
(d) Blades of grass.

6. In "A Serious Step," who helped the author get a summer job at Sennet Steel?
(a) A stranger.
(b) A classmate
(c) Candy.
(d) His mother.

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

8. In "ROTC Triumph," why does the author say he looked forward to Sunday nights?
(a) To study for the SAT.
(b) To visit the Detroit Institute of Arts.
(c) To put in long hours at the science lab.
(d) To watch a quiz show on television.

9. What was the author offered, after he had dinner with Congressional Medal winners?
(a) A book about Vietnam.
(b) A trip to the White House.
(c) A limo ride with General Westmoreland.
(d) A scholarship to West Point.

10. What did the Yale admissions office pay for the author and Candy to do before Thanksgiving 1972?
(a) Register in a marathon.
(b) Buy a house.
(c) Recruit in Detroit area high schools.
(d) Start a religious club on campus.

11. In "College Choices," why did the author want to be alone after his "miracle" exam?
(a) To pray.
(b) To figure out what happened.
(c) To review his study notes.
(d) To call his mother.

12. Who does the author say was the "earliest, strongest, and most impacting force" in his life?
(a) His father.
(b) His third grade teacher.
(c) His brother.
(d) His mother.

13. Who is Curtis?
(a) The author's brother.
(b) The author's cousin.
(c) The author's father.
(d) The author's grandfather.

14. The author told his mother that _____ are supposed to _____.
(a) Mothers and fathers/Stay together.
(b) Mothers/Obey their husbands.
(c) Boys/Cry.
(d) Fathers/Do as they please.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Eight Years Old," what made the author feel worse than being at the bottom of his class at Higgins Elementary School?

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

3. In "College Choices," what was the class that the author fell behind in the most?

4. Where does the author describe his father working, until his retirement in the 1970s?

5. What was the reason the author and his classmates were given for having to retake a test for the psychology class, Perceptions 101?

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