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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Joe's condition when he comes home?
(a) He is freshly showered.
(b) He has knife wounds.
(c) He is bruised and bandaged.
(d) He is drunk.

2. Who is Mr. Carp?
(a) Mr. Bonaparte's bookie.
(b) The Bonapartes' neighbor.
(c) Mr. Bonaparte's friend.
(d) The neighborhood grocer.

3. What time is it when Mr. Bonaparte wonders where Joe is?
(a) 1:00 a.m.
(b) 3:00 a.m.
(c) 11:00 p.m.
(d) Midnight.

4. Roxy and Moody tell Joe they know about ______________.
(a) The drugs.
(b) The car.
(c) The women.
(d) The booze.

5. What does Joe tell Tom about tonight's fight?
(a) He's never boxed before.
(b) He'll give it his best shot.
(c) He'll throw it.
(d) He'll be surprised.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Bonaparte call Roxy and Moody?

2. What topic does Mr. Bonaparte deride Mr. Carp for bringing up?

3. Joe thinks Lorna is lost and _____________.

4. Joe has just won a scholarship to study ____________ at a prestigious school.

5. Who tries to tell Roxy how to manage Joe?

Short Essay Questions

1. What bad news does Kaplan get while he is kissing Lorna in his office?

2. How does the bell signal the last round between Joe and his father?

3. Explain the importance Mr. Bonaparte places on the violin he has purchased for Joe.

4. Contrast Frank's injuries to those that Joe has sustained in his career.

5. What unrealistic promise does Moody make to Lorna?

6. How does Joe's obnoxious behavior prompt Lorna to say she loves Moody in front of Joe?

7. What is the premise of Bonaparte's visit to Moody's office?

8. As opposed to the handlers who just want the money that Joe can generate, Lorna sees Joe as a "golden boy" in a different way. How is Joe a "golden boy" for Lorna?

9. How do the sports writers, Drake and Lewis, represent the two sides of public sentiment for people who achieve wealth and the American Dream?

10. What would the purchase of a fast, expensive car represent to Joe?

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