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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 happens when Bull is bored?
(a) Bull hangs out in bars.
(b) Bull cleans things, but not well.
(c) Bull tries to repair things that are not broken.
(d) Bull becomes agitated and violent.

2. What does Bull want his sons to become?
(a) Soldiers.
(b) Engineers.
(c) Writers.
(d) Pilots.

3. What is the name of the Meecham family dog?
(a) Okra.
(b) Spot.
(c) Broccoli.
(d) Buddy.

4. What does Ben really want to do when he grows up?
(a) Be a priest.
(b) Be a writer.
(c) Be a Marine like Bull.
(d) Be a teacher.

5. Where did Lillian learn about Bull's flight to Cuba?
(a) The Officer's wives club.
(b) The Officer's Club.
(c) An overheard conversation.
(d) Hobie's Grill.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lillian suggest Bull do when he meets with Varney?

2. Who is Ben Meecham?

3. What is surprising about the house the Meechams are to live in this time?

4. Who attempts to console Bull?

5. What ceremony does the Meecham attend in Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who comes to Ben's aid after school when Red and his brothers attack him?

2. Why does Bull refuse to discuss with Lillian his assignment to fly over Cuba?

3. Why does a Naval officer threaten to file a conduct report against Bull?

4. How does Bull react when he loses the basketball game against Ben?

5. Who is Toomer? Why does Ben believe his mother encouraged him to go fishing with Toomer?

6. Bull gives a speech to the officers in his new squad. What does Bull tell them?

7. Why does Lillian defend Bull?

8. In Chapter 8, what does Lillian congratulate Bull for doing? Why?

9. Why does Bull sign his children up for Catechism classes?

10. Why does Mary Anne believe neither she nor Ben will ever be writers?

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