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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the scene at the Nail look like?
(a) A party.
(b) A wake.
(c) A pep rally.
(d) A class reunion.

2. What would Diane like Mike to do at college on the weekends?
(a) Go out with her.
(b) Throw a party at his apartment.
(c) Drive her home.
(d) Go visit Dru at her college.

3. What did Mike's father do when Dru's mother was married?
(a) Hit Dru's father.
(b) Left La Paloma.
(c) Got drunk.
(d) Was the best man at the wedding.

4. What does Dru do before Scooter jumps?
(a) Leaves the Nail.
(b) Calls the police.
(c) Begs Elisa not to jump.
(d) Begins to cry.

5. How is Dru perceived by the other teenagers?
(a) As a mother hen.
(b) As being too smart for her own good.
(c) As coming from the wrong side of the tracks.
(d) As being a feather brain.

6. Why is Elisa considering a jump?
(a) She has things to prove.
(b) Scooter wants her to go with him.
(c) She's hoping to accidentally kill herself.
(d) She loves danger.

7. Whose boot comes floating to the surface of the water?
(a) Scooter's.
(b) Jimmy's.
(c) Elisa's.
(d) Diane's.

8. How long did Dru's mother and father know each other before they were married?
(a) Three months.
(b) A year.
(c) Six months.
(d) Two weeks.

9. What is the temperature of the water off the Nail like?
(a) Cool.
(b) Warm.
(c) Extremely cold.
(d) Very warm.

10. What year did Dru's mother meet Dru's father?
(a) In 1959.
(b) In 1963.
(c) In 19 67.
(d) In 1965.

11. What does Scooter say jumping off the Nail does?
(a) Makes someone better.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Separates the men from the boys.
(d) Shows how stupid a person can be.

12. What does Dru tell Elisa when Elisa gets ready to leave the house?
(a) That she called Elisa's mother.
(b) That she wants to spend the night there.
(c) That she is so worried she almost called the hospital.
(d) That she really needs Elisa to stay with her.

13. What does Scooter leave the group to do?
(a) Drink a beer.
(b) Scratch his name in the Danger sign.
(c) Paint his name on the rocks.
(d) Go to the bathroom.

14. What color is Elisa's hair?
(a) Blond.
(b) Brown.
(c) Red.
(d) Black.

15. To what college will Mike be going?
(a) San Diego State.
(b) Pasadena Junior College.
(c) Foothill College.
(d) San Jose State.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Mike and Dru get back to Mike's car?

2. How does Tom feel about Diane's suggestion to Mike?

3. What does Dru do when she goes in Elisa's house?

4. What does Mike try to do with Dru in the car?

5. How does Scooter seem before the jump?

(see the answer keys)

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