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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 is the nature of Laura's injuries in Chapter One?
(a) She has committed suicide.
(b) She has drowned and resurfaced.
(c) She has been beaten and hanged.
(d) She has no visible injuries.
2. For what reason does An Lu NOT stand out in Corrigan?
(a) He is Vietnamese.
(b) He is a strong athlete.
(c) He keeps an intricate garden.
(d) He is an engineer.
3. When Jeffrey joins the cricket game in Chapter Two, what can we infer about his character?
(a) He is brave.
(b) He is fearless.
(c) He is looking for trouble.
(d) He is athletic.
4. Which is an example of a pun from Chapter Three?
(a) The insects who "busy themselves around my lamp" (111).
(b) Charlie's response of "it's a grave matter" when his father says the hole will need to be big enough for both their bodies (110).
(c) Charlie's comparison of his father to Atticus Finch.
(d) The fact that Eliza's favority actress is Audrey Hepburn.
5. Why does Mrs. Lu not chastise Jeffrey and Charlie for cursing?
(a) She has a foul mouth herself.
(b) She never hears the boys curse.
(c) She does not understand English curse words.
(d) She wants to be polite to Charlie.
Short Answer Questions
1. Of what actress does Eliza remind Charlie?
2. What is the current theory in Chapter Four about Laura's disappearance?
3. Why does Jasper trust Charlie?
4. Why does Jeffrey's mother chastise him for being impolite in Chapter Two?
5. What movie does Charlie claim is giving him nightmares?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Jasper's homelife.
2. Why do Jeffrey and Charlie spend so much time speaking in puns, especially those with a blasphemous tone?
3. How is The Wizard of Oz a prominent motif in Chapter Four?
4. What is it that attracts Charlie to Eliza Wishart?
5. Why does Charlie debate telling Eliza (or not telling her) what he knows about Laura's death?
6. What is the history of the study in the Bucktin household? How might its current use a study create turmoil?
7. In what ways is the relationship between Charlie's parents built on a shaky foundation?
8. How has the search for Laura changed in Chapter Four?
9. Why is it unusual that no one is talking about Laura Wishart's disappearance in Chapter Two?
10. Charlie loves American books about justice, especially in relation to race, Civil Rights, and the Civil War. How do these allusions help us understand Charlie?
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