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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 does Henry do which makes Chuck, Eddie, Frank and Gene upset with him for a few weeks?
(a) Kicks the spider web
(b) Refuses to go to church
(c) Steals their football
(d) Kicked the dog

2. What does Henry's father do for a living?
(a) Nothing, he is unemployed
(b) Runs a dairy farm
(c) Delivers newspapers
(d) Has a milk route

3. How do Frank and Henry get to the airshow?
(a) Walking
(b) Bus
(c) Train
(d) Hitchhike

4. What does Henry do when he hears his father beating his mother after the confrontation?
(a) Hits his father over the head
(b) Goes to her defense
(c) Slips out of the window
(d) Takes his car and leaves

5. What did people always say that Henry was doing?
(a) Sleeping
(b) Eating
(c) Laughing
(d) Drinking

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the man who gave them a ride arrested for?

2. Where was Henry born?

3. Why did Henry's family come to America?

4. What happens as Henry walks home from school after his teacher keeps him late?

5. Which of the characters stands up for Henry when a boy tries to beat him up and causes the boy to run away crying?

Short Essay Questions

1. What events transpired which led Henry to be sent to the principal's office?

2. What is odd about the first afternoon that David and Henry walk home from school together?

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

4. What does Henry's father overreact to after Henry completes the assigned lawn chores and what punishment does he give to Henry?

5. What intrigues the group of boys about the spider and how is it ruined for them?

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

7. How can the reader infer that Aunt Anna and her family need money to buy food?

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

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

10. What does Henry's grandfather give him that is important to him?

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