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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why might Silvey use curse words in developing the relationship between Jeffrey and Charlie?
(a) Silvey is attempting to be sensationalistic.
(b) Silvey wants to show how troubled the boys are.
(c) This use of vernacular sets them up as typical adolescent boys trying to be tough.
(d) The vernacular is used as personification.

2. Why does Jasper fear reporting the murder in Chapter One?
(a) He knows he is guilty.
(b) He knows he will be blamed.
(c) He does not care about Laura.
(d) He fears retribution.

3. When Charlie awakens in Chapter Two, what does he expect to find happening in his neighborhood?
(a) A massive search for Laura.
(b) Policemen at his door.
(c) Nothing out of the ordinary.
(d) Breakfast with his parents.

4. What is the title of Jeffrey and Charlie's Great Australian novel?
(a) Mark Twain, Harper Lee, and Australia.
(b) Truth McJustice and the Holy Grail.
(c) Jasper Jones: The True Cricket Champion.
(d) Pope on a Rope: Truth Will Set You Free.

5. Why does Mrs. Lu not chastise Jeffrey and Charlie for cursing?
(a) She never hears the boys curse.
(b) She does not understand English curse words.
(c) She wants to be polite to Charlie.
(d) She has a foul mouth herself.

6. What stolen object from Mad Jack Lionel's yard can make a child a mythical hero?
(a) An apple.
(b) A peach.
(c) A hubcap.
(d) A bird.

7. What figurative language is used in the following quote: "our flyscreen door claps against the side of the house" (99)?
(a) Hyperbole.
(b) Onomatopoeia.
(c) Oxymoron.
(d) Alliteration.

8. What reason did Cooke give for his crimes?
(a) He had a bad family.
(b) He was lonely.
(c) He was bullied.
(d) He wanted to hurt someone.

9. What is the current theory in Chapter Four about Laura's disappearance?
(a) She was meeting someone at the river.
(b) She was running away to New York.
(c) She had to get to Perth.
(d) She was kidnapped from her room.

10. Whom does Jasper suspect of killing Laura?
(a) Eliza Wishart.
(b) Jeffrey Lu.
(c) Charlie Bucktin.
(d) Jack Lionel.

11. Who is the mythical boogeyman of the town?
(a) Mad Jack Lionel.
(b) Boo Radley.
(c) An Lu.
(d) Atticus Finch.

12. Who is Charlie's literary hero?
(a) Holden Caulfield.
(b) Pudd'nhead Wilson.
(c) Huck Finn.
(d) Atticus Finch.

13. As they walk out of the woods at the end of Chapter One, how does Charlie feel about Jasper?
(a) As though Jasper will turn himself in.
(b) As though they are allies.
(c) As thought he must be guilty.
(d) As though he could murder Charlie, too.

14. How does Jasper plan to buy himself some time to solve Laura's murder?
(a) He wants to bury her body closer to town.
(b) He wants to bury her body in the river.
(c) He wants to run away while Charlie finds the killer.
(d) He wants to turn himself in so the police can do their job.

15. When Jeffrey joins the cricket game in Chapter Two, what can we infer about his character?
(a) He is looking for trouble.
(b) He is fearless.
(c) He is athletic.
(d) He is brave.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT part of Jasper Jones's reputation?

2. Why does Jeffrey's mother chastise him for being impolite in Chapter Two?

3. As he drinks in Chapter One, what does Jasper reveal about his family?

4. Which of the following is NOT an injustice that concerns Charlie?

5. Which of the following is an example of personification from Chapter Four?

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