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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. Why can't Robert play the role of Scrooge?
(a) His mother does not want him to.
(b) He has become ill.
(c) He can't memorize the lines.
(d) He is sent back to London.
2. What surprise is awaiting Willie when he returns to his house in London?
(b) His father.
(c) A dog.
(d) A baby.
3. Why does Willie get upset when Tom visits him in the hospital?
(a) Sammy is not with Tom.
(b) Willie tells Tom he does not like the psychiatrist.
(c) Tom does not plan on taking him home.
(d) Tom is not allowed to stay.
4. What do Geoffrey and Miss Thorne decide on for their first lesson?
(a) A poetry project.
(b) A science project.
(c) A nature project.
(d) An art pfoject.
5. Where is Tom taken to his first night in London?
(a) A shelter.
(b) Mrs. Beech's house.
(d) An alleyway.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Geoffrey decide to do for work?
2. As March comes, what do the children get together to plan?
3. What happens when Willie reads the part in Robert's absence?
4. What does Tom have a nightmare about after Willie is gone?
5. What does Tom do after carol practice when only he and Willie are in the church?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does everyone at the rehearsal discover about Willie? How does this discovery affect him? How is this discovery not surprising?
2. 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?
3. In Chapter 15, "Home," what more does the reader learn about Mrs. Beech that has not been revealed before this chapter?
4. By the end of Chapter 19, "The Sea! The Sea! The Sea!," Tom's character has changed from the man that he was before Willie came into his life. How has Tom changed and how is it specifically seen in this chapter?
5. How does Willie stand up for himself in Chapter 20, "Spooky Cott," and how is this new for him?
6. 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?
7. Whose points of view are seen throughout Chapter 16, "The Search"? Explain what is seen by each.
8. How does the war change the lives of those in Weirwold forever in Chapter 21, "Back to School"?
9. How does the choir respond to Mr. Tom on his first night of organ playing for the carol service?
10. How is Willie similar and different from the boy that Tom met at the beginning of the novel?
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