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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 are the boys doing under the grandstand?
(a) Looking up a woman's skirt
(b) Gambling
(c) Drinking
(d) Smoking

2. How did Henry feel about his grammar school teacher?
(a) Respected her
(b) Hated her
(c) Loved her
(d) Was intrigued by her

3. Why does Henry dislike David?
(a) Because he dislikes all other students
(b) David makes fun of Henry's father
(c) Solely on appearance
(d) David hits Henry often

4. What grade is Henry in when David moves away?
(a) 6th
(b) 3rd
(c) 8th
(d) 5th

5. When does Big Henry begin making his rounds to collect money?
(a) After his rounds
(b) Daylight
(c) Lunchtime
(d) Dusk

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Frank's father?

2. What do Frank and Henry see that they say won't be able to go to Heaven?

3. Where does Henry's father drive when the picnic basket was empty one day?

4. What does Edna do when Big Henry refuses to choose?

5. Where do Henry and Red go together occasionally?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe, in detail, an example of Big Henry's tendency to create scenes in public.

2. Though Big Henry and Katherine have been married for a number of years, what new information did Katherine learn about her husband?

3. What does Henry talk about in relation to the boys at his grammar school?

4. Describe the relationship between Lila Jean and Henry and the things they do together.

5. What does Henry's new teacher do with Henry's essay about the personal appearance of President Hoover?

6. Why do Henry and Frank make a break and run away from the man who picked them up and drove them to the air show?

7. What happens at the pool that causes Red to move away from Henry without a word of goodbye?

8. Why won't Big Henry's dream of moving to the South Seas and never working again be realized?

9. What does Henry witness when he walks David home and then waits for him outside?

10. After Henry learns about sex from one of his friends, what does he say repulses him about the idea of sex?

(see the answer keys)

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