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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Elisa feel towards Scooter?
(a) She doesn't know how she feels about him.
(b) She is indifferent towards him.
(c) She is afraid of him.
(d) She is in love with him.

2. Why does Dru stare out the window in Tom's car?
(a) She is trying to figure out if it is going to rain.
(b) So she can see which way to go.
(c) So she will not get upset with Diane.
(d) She does not like Diane's driving.

3. How is Diane described?
(a) Red haired and crazy.
(b) Blond and beautiful.
(c) Brunette and pretty.
(d) Brown haired and calm.

4. What does Elisa do when Dru shows her the mangled boot?
(a) She doesn't do anything.
(b) She begins to cry.
(c) She screams.
(d) She laughs.

5. Why are the other teenagers at the Nail different from Dru?
(a) They come from the lower valley.
(b) They are not members of the National Honor Society.
(c) They all belong to the football team or cheerleading squad.
(d) They are rich and wear designer clothing.

6. What happened to the girl who hit the rocks jumping from the Nail?
(a) Broke her back.
(b) Broke both her legs.
(c) Died from a fractured skull.
(d) Nothing.

7. What is Dru doing at the opening of Chapter One?
(a) Playing on the computer.
(b) Walking her dog.
(c) Talking on the phone.
(d) Cooking dinner.

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

9. What does Dru think about Scooter?
(a) He is only doing it because his girlfriend broke up with him.
(b) He is an adrenaline junkie.
(c) He is brave.
(d) He is crazy.

10. What does Lizzie know that Dru knows also?
(a) Scooter is secretly dating Elisa.
(b) Scooter plans to commit suicide.
(c) Elisa's boyfriend, Tommy, is moving next month.
(d) Elisa's secret.

11. What does Elisa make Dru swear?
(a) Not to call Elisa's doctor.
(b) Not to tell the kids at school about the boot.
(c) Not to call Elisa's mother.
(d) Not to laugh at her.

12. From what school has Dru just graduated?
(a) Pasadena High School.
(b) Los Altos High.
(c) La Paloma High.
(d) Los Gatos High.

13. What does Scooter bring with him to wear on his jump?
(a) A helmet.
(b) A multi-colored scarf.
(c) His ex-girlfriend's bracelet.
(d) An orange life jacket.

14. What do the rumors say about who might jump with Scooter?
(a) That his ex-girlfriend will jump if he does.
(b) That Elisa will jump with him.
(c) That no one else is going to jump.
(d) That Mike will jump with him.

15. What does Mike say to Dru about his father and Dru's mother?
(a) He said they were rivals in school.
(b) He said they didn't know each other well.
(c) He talks about his father dating her mother.
(d) He said they were best friends.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose boot comes floating to the surface of the water?

2. Who finally jumps off the Nail?

3. What does Dru's mother do for a living?

4. What does Dru think about the houses in her neighborhood?

5. Why is her mother happy Dru is dating Mike?

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