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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 has Tom volunteered to do at the end of "The Show Must Go On"?
(a) Deliver the mail.
(b) Take over the choir and play the organ.
(c) Direct the Christmas show.
(d) Cook a big Christmas dinner for the evacuees.
2. What is Zach fixing during the whole of Chapter 18, "Recovery"?
(a) A bike for himself.
(b) An easel for Willie.
(c) A carriage for Mrs. Hartridge.
(d) A fence for Mrs. Little's garden.
3. What name does Zach give the town where he, Tom, and Willie are vacationing?
(c) Salty mouth.
(d) Fish town.
4. Where is Tom taken to his first night in London?
(a) An alleyway.
(b) Mrs. Beech's house.
(c) A shelter.
5. In March, Tom gets a letter from Willie's mother. What does it say?
(a) She wants Willie to stay with Tom because she can't care for him.
(b) She wants Willie to stay with Tom because the bombing is worse.
(c) She wants Willie home because the war is over.
(d) She wants Willie home because she is sick.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Zach die?
2. What is in Wilie's arms when they find him under the stair?
3. How is Tom feeling when Willie arrives at carol practice?
4. What does Willie discover about his mother in Chapter 18, "Recovery"?
5. What is celebrated on September 7th, 1940?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the relationship between Zach and his parents? Why would the reader question this relationship?
2. How is Willie similar and different from the boy that Tom met at the beginning of the novel?
3. In Chapter 14, "New Beginnings," there are a few actual new beginnings. What are they, and what changes will they bring to the lives of the characters?
4. Whose points of view are seen throughout Chapter 16, "The Search"? Explain what is seen by each.
5. How do the psychiatrist and Tom differ in their assessment of Willie's recovery needs?
6. How does Willie stand up for himself in Chapter 20, "Spooky Cott," and how is this new for him?
7. How is Chapter 13, "Carol Singing" a milestone in Tom's life?
8. Now that Willie has arrived back in London, both he and his mother can see how much he has changed. What changes are there in Willie and how do these changes affect his relationship with his mother?
9. How has Zach helped Willie discover himself?
10. Once again in this novel, two people with tragedy in their lives will come together and help each other heal. In Chapter 20, "Spooky Cott" who does Willie meet and how will their meeting help each of them?
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