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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. The main character grew up in Hohman, but now lives in:
(a) New York.
(b) Chicago.
(c) New England.
(d) Boston.

2. What did Ralph promise to do if he was allowed to go on the expedition in Chapter 8?
(a) Cook the dinner.
(b) Set up the camp.
(c) Clean the boots.
(d) Clean all the fish.

3. Who tells Ralph "Get in there, kid, you're holding up the line"?
(a) The World's Fair police.
(b) His parents.
(c) The Treasure Island worker.
(d) The Magic Mountain attendant.

4. Where was the World's Fair held the year Ralph went as a child?
(a) New York.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Hohman.
(d) St. Louis.

5. How do Ralph's parents fight about the "major award"?
(a) They yell at each other.
(b) They each open or close the curtain to show off or hide the "major award."
(c) They have Ralph choose sides.
(d) They stop eating dinner together.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hohman's weather is described as having:

2. How did Ralph's father win the "major award"?

3. Most people were ___ during the Great Depression?

4. What color is the light of Truth?

5. When does Ralph first consider himself a man?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ralph not get into trouble for his book report?

2. Is the blind date story an example of the Outsider Looking In theme or the Coming of Age theme? Why?

3. Why is Ralph paralyzed with fear when he reaches the top of Magic Mountain?

4. What have we learned about Ralph and his desires in the first eight chapters?

5. Describe the setting in chapters 9 and 10 and why the author chose such vastly different settings.

6. Why did Ralph stop at Flick's Tavern?

7. Why were the movie night contests so important to the people of Hohman?

8. Why is Ralph's life changed forever after the jawbreaker incident at Pulaski's store?

9. What made Ralph think about an old Christmas present he received when he was a child in Chapter 1?

10. Why do you think Ralph wanted to be part of the Little Orphan Annie Secret Circle so badly?

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