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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 major event is going on in the United States during the main character's childhood?
(a) The Black Death.
(b) The Great Depression.
(c) World War I.
(d) The American Civil War.

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

3. Who sings what he considers to be "the greatest theme song of all time"?
(a) The Old Man.
(b) Little Orphan Annie.
(c) Flick.
(d) Ralph.

4. The main character said that people in Hohman never go there but mostly want:
(a) To leave.
(b) To have many children.
(c) To have their own business.
(d) Never to leave.

5. How did Ralph's father win the "major award"?
(a) By fishing.
(b) By doing a crossword puzzle.
(c) By playing sports trivia.
(d) By bowling.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Ralph when he had his first "searchlight" moment?

2. As what does Ralph use the "Get in there, kid, you're holding up the line" comment?

3. What club does Ralph so badly want to join?

4. Who is Sandy?

5. The lady at the Automat had a button that read:

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Ralph and Wilbur have in common?

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

3. Why is Cedar Lake special to Ralph and Flick?

4. What makes Ralph think about Miss Bryfogel?

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

6. What made Ralph's father's fireworks show so noteworthy one year?

7. What are the three most important things to a Midwesterner?

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

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

10. Why does Ralph retell Uncle Ben's joke if he truly did not understand the joke?

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