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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. How do Tom, Willie, and Zach find a place to stay in Salmouth?
(a) Tom has called ahead to a lodge.
(b) Tom goes knocking on doors.
(c) They sleep under the night sky.
(d) They find an inn with a vacancy.
2. Where is Tom taken to his first night in London?
(a) Mrs. Beech's house.
(b) An alleyway.
(c) A shelter.
3. What name does Zach give the town where he, Tom, and Willie are vacationing?
(c) Salty mouth.
(d) Fish town.
4. What is Spooky Cott?
(a) Mrs. Hartridge's home.
(b) A "haunted" cottage.
(c) A cat.
(d) An old school house.
5. Why doesn't the choir sing when Tom begins to play?
(a) They are frightened of Tom.
(b) They don't know the song.
(c) They are afraid they will not sound good.
(d) They want to hear him play.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the Warden and Glad tell Tom about Mrs. Beech?
2. What does Carrie wear to school that she has never worn before?
3. What is in Wilie's arms when they find him under the stair?
4. What does the psychiatrist recommend for Willie?
5. Why does Mrs. Beech beat Willie?
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. How is Chapter 16, "The Search" suspenseful?
3. How do the psychiatrist and Tom differ in their assessment of Willie's recovery needs?
4. What does Tom reveal for the first time in "The Show Must Go On"? Why does he reveal it and to whom?
5. How has Zach helped Willie discover himself?
6. How is Willie similar and different from the boy that Tom met at the beginning of the novel?
7. 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?
8. At first, how does Zach's death affect Wiliie?
9. How does Willie stand up for himself in Chapter 20, "Spooky Cott," and how is this new for him?
10. In Chapter 15, "Home," what more does the reader learn about Mrs. Beech that has not been revealed before this chapter?
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