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Anne Lamott
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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. When Jen calls Eric to talk about her emotions around the brain tumor, he tells her that he is sick of all the _____________ drama.
(a) Reality TV.
(b) Boring.
(c) Touchy-feely.
(d) Female.

2. What is the sport that Eric and Jen were playing when they first met each other?
(a) Soccer.
(b) Baseball.
(c) Tennis doubles.
(d) Volleyball.

3. Where do Jen and her dream consultant like to meet, though the consultant is always late for the meeting?
(a) A coffee shop.
(b) A bar.
(c) The bookstore.
(d) Her cabin.

4. What is NOT one of the names of the children who are described and followed in this book?
(a) Randy.
(b) Ben.
(c) Jen.
(d) Tom.

5. What is the name of the dead animal a short version of, according to the person who gave the animal this name?
(a) Dead man flying.
(b) Molly Maw.
(c) Rigor mortis.
(d) Nothing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells the kids that the way that Wallace looks is very normal after a surgery of this type?

2. Some people in the town believe that all of the bad things that are happening are due to ___________ in retrograde.

3. Kathleen dresses quickly in the morning so that Jen will not see _____________, it seems.

4. What does Jen decide to do when she is sitting in her yard, not able to sleep because of the surgery?

5. Kathleen mentions that she would like to see ____________, since Jen's brothers already have.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jen know will happen every time she schedules a meeting with Kathleen?

2. Why doesn't Megan believe that Jen cleans houses for a living, as she explains when they are talking?

3. What does Kathleen say about the relationship between Eric and Jen, according to the story?

4. What does Eric do on Easter when Jen is very sick and lying in bed in her cabin?

5. What is the first sign that there is something wrong with Wallace, according to the story?

6. What has happened to all of Jen's male friends, or so she remembers when she is driving away from the hospital?

7. What are some of the things that happen to the people in Clement in the months leading up to Wallace's surgery?

8. What are the worries that Wallace has as he begins to undergo the process of removing the problem from his body?

9. What does Wallace share with his child to be his hopes for the health problem he now faces?

10. What does the family do in the days leading up to Wallace's surgery, trying to forget about what's to happen?

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