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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 term does Henry use to describe sperm?
(a) Man juice
(b) Dong juice
(c) Fucking liquid
(d) Love juice

2. Where does Henry kiss Lila Jane and grab her behind?
(a) Vacant lot
(b) School
(c) Lila Jane's house
(d) Henry's parents' bedroom

3. What does Henry's father do when he arrives at the hospital?
(a) Berates Henry for getting hit by a car
(b) Cheers that he won't have to care for Henry any longer
(c) Yells at the doctor for treating Henry
(d) Blames Henry for getting in trouble at school and thus getting hit by a car

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

5. What was the man who gave them a ride arrested for?
(a) Performing oral sex on another man
(b) Stealing a car
(c) Kidnapping a child
(d) Killing his wife

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the boys doing under the grandstand?

2. What does Henry's mother give to Anna and her family?

3. What occupation does Henry tell his new teacher that his father has?

4. What does Henry tell the principal?

5. When is Henry first exposed to other children?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Henry feel after the beating from his father and what actions does he take?

2. What does Big Henry say he will do once the doctor tells him that the driver who hit Henry was drunk?

3. What is a common theme among many of the children and adults by this point in the novel?

4. What happens between Mr. Knox and Henry when Henry is sent to the principal's office for fighting?

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

6. How does Henry begin to be included with the neighborhood boys?

7. What sins does Henry make up when he can't think of anything he's done wrong during confession?

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

9. Why wouldn't Big Henry allow Henry's mother to give Aunt Anna money when they obviously needed some to buy food?

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

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