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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who decides to tell women he meets that he is Robert Redford's stand-in during "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"?
(a) Ray.
(b) Dominick.
(c) Leo.
(d) Thomas.

2. Which friend is Dominick trying to please when he joins the gym where he eventually meets Joy?
(a) Leo.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Ray.
(d) Thomas.

3. Dominick recalls how Ma was waiting for ___________ to rescue them when the crazy man approached them on the bus.
(a) Thomas.
(b) Jesus.
(c) Dominick.
(d) Ray.

4. Clarabel was a __________ on the Howdy Doody Show, as referenced in the section describing the time when the boys grew up.
(a) Clown.
(b) Woman.
(c) Mouse.
(d) Cow.

5. What does Dominick throw out the window of Leo's car as they are leaving the police station?
(a) Food.
(b) Drugs.
(c) Alcohol.
(d) Eight track tapes.

6. Who flirts with Thomas when Dessa visits with the Birdseys during a time when Thomas is acting normally?
(a) Dessa.
(b) Leo.
(c) Joy.
(d) Angie.

7. ________ is a big talking, sex addict who is stuck in a going-nowhere job but is convinced he will get his break in the movies.
(a) Ralph.
(b) Thomas.
(c) Dominick.
(d) Leo.

8. Dominick remembers being made to walk up and down the stairs as a sort of penance for losing Ray's __________.
(a) Bible.
(b) Hat.
(c) Wallet.
(d) Shoe horn.

9. What religion does Ray convert to in order to seemingly try to get into heaven even while he abuses his stepsons?
(a) Catholicism.
(b) Protestantism.
(c) Episcopalian.
(d) Judaism.

10. Who is the person that asks to be on Thomas' visitors list, which makes Dominick happy?
(a) Johnny.
(b) Leo.
(c) Ray.
(d) Ma.

11. What is the terminal disease that Thomas and Dominick's mother eventually dies from?
(a) Heart disease.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Diabetes.
(d) Lupus.

12. ___________ had been Dominick's key, learned from Ray on the basketball court, according to Thomas.
(a) Blocking.
(b) Defense.
(c) Jumping.
(d) Offense.

13. Which of the characters finds it easier to believe that there is no God, which makes life have no sense or meaning?
(a) Dessa.
(b) Dominick.
(c) Ray.
(d) Thomas.

14. ________ demands that society take vengeance on the murderer when Penny is found murdered.
(a) Dominick.
(b) Ma.
(c) Ray.
(d) Thomas.

15. Who is complaining of the notoriety which is being forced upon them because of the anti-war act?
(a) Dominick.
(b) Dessa.
(c) Ma.
(d) Joy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who knees Dominick in the groin after Dominick continues to yell in defense of his brother?

2. __________ sees Angela's death as a sign from unseen enemies that this character is going to be assassinated.

3. Who was the twin who cried so hard about the flying monkeys in "The Wizard of Oz" according to the story?

4. What is the name of the manager at the movie theater which other people in the room call him?

5. Who does Dominick lie to about Penny Drinkwater on the day that she disappears and is eventually found murdered?

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