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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to G.'s grandfather before his mother is born?
(a) He goes to America.
(b) He joins the army.
(c) He dies.
(d) He is in a car accident.

2. Why do the landlords travel from road to road throughout the village in Chapter 2?
(a) To be sure that everyone has enough water.
(b) To collect the rent money.
(c) To chat with the villagers.
(d) To assess the damage from the flood.

3. Why does the old man keep looking up at the landlord's house before he retires to bed?
(a) He wonders what it feels like to be big and great.
(b) He is suspicious of what goes on there.
(c) He is putting a bad spell on the landlord.
(d) He is praying for the landlord.

4. Which woman had children by a baker, a butcher and an unknown man?
(a) G. mother.
(b) Miss Foster.
(c) Bob's mother.
(d) Ma.

5. When Miss Foster goes to see the landlord, Mr. Creighton, what does he do?
(a) He makes her empty promises.
(b) He gives her money and a cup of tea.
(c) He yells at her.
(d) He tells her to go home.

6. Who does Ma tell Pa that he sees salvation in?
(a) Mr. Foster.
(b) Mr. Slime.
(c) Mr. Creighton.
(d) The headmaster.

7. What did the old man once do that had money flowing through his hands "like the flood"?
(a) Panned for gold in South America.
(b) LIved in England and worked.
(c) Sold goats to the landlords.
(d) Helped build the Panama Canal.

8. Who runs a busy food cart that the villagers buy food from every morning?
(a) Pa.
(b) Mr. Creighton.
(c) Mr. Foster.
(d) Savory.

9. Who are Pa and Ma?
(a) The oldest couple in the village.
(b) G.'s parents.
(c) The village's mayor and his wife.
(d) England's queen and king's nicknames.

10. When does G.'s mother sing?
(a) In the shower.
(b) When she was in the choir.
(c) When G. tries to remember his father.
(d) When she is happy.

11. Miss Foster says the phrase "..pick up the weself" when telling Bob's mother and G.'s mother about the flood. What does "weself" mean?
(a) Ourselves.
(b) Photos of them when they were little.
(c) They do not know what she means.
(d) Little children.

12. Why does the white gentleman get angry when Gordon tries to sell him a fowlcock in Chapter 2?
(a) He is dressed for work.
(b) The fowlcock looks bad.
(c) He is busy.
(d) He doesn't have money.

13. Why does G.'s mother give him a lashing when he stops at the corner to say hello to Bob?
(a) He will get mud on his shoes.
(b) Bob does not want him to say hello.
(c) He does not stay long enough.
(d) The corner is where delinquents hang out.

14. Whom do the boys end up running away from as they escape the landlord's gate?
(a) A large dog.
(b) The landlord.
(c) A couple.
(d) The overseer.

15. What does G.'s mother do every Sunday when he walks past the corner on his way to Sunday school?
(a) She watches that he doesn't stop there.
(b) She tells him to take his time.
(c) She turns her back and forgets about him.
(d) She watches to be sure he stops there.

Short Answer Questions

1. When an old woman tells a schoolboy she had once been a slave, what does his teacher tell him?

2. What point of view does the author use in Chapter 3?

3. Through what means does the author convey to the reader that Mr. Slime is no longer a schoolteacher?

4. Who begins to approach G. after Boy Blue and Trumper leave the little boy's open-air conversion?

5. An old woman walks circles in the night outside in Chapter 2. Why?

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