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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The essay winners and their parents have an opportunity to meet a famous sports writer from what publication in Chapter 2?
(a) The Chicago Tribune.
(b) The Denver Post.
(c) The L.A. Times.
(d) The New York Daily News.

2. The other winner of the student reporter essay contest, aside from Stevie, is named what?
(a) Dick Vitale.
(b) Susan Carol Anderson.
(c) Stuart Feeley.
(d) Thomas Whiting.

3. What does the NCAA stand for?
(a) The National Collegiate Atheletes Administration.
(b) The National Collegiate Athletic Association.
(c) The National Champion Atheletes Administration.
(d) The National College Academics Association.

4. Stevie and Susan Carol overhear the guy in the gray suit and someone else talking about throwing a game so that who wins in Chapter 5?
(a) USC.
(b) Duke.
(c) Harvard.
(d) MSU.

5. In Chapter 8, Susan Carol and Stevie both tell their fathers that they have what in the morning?
(a) Coach interviews.
(b) Radio interviews.
(c) Player interviews.
(d) Television interviews.

6. Chip Garber's father holds what profession?
(a) Construction foreman.
(b) Brain surgeon.
(c) Basketball coach.
(d) Police officer.

7. What is a literary device in which an author suggests certain plot developments that might come later in the story?
(a) Oxymoron.
(b) Foreshadowing.
(c) Symbolism.
(d) Metaphor.

8. What news station is covering the sports event in the novel?
(a) CBS.
(b) NBC.
(c) ABC.
(d) FOX.

9. During what part of narrative plot is the basic internal conflict complicated by the introduction of related secondary conflicts and various obstacles?
(a) Exposition.
(b) Denouement.
(c) Climax.
(d) Rising Action.

10. What refers to the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel?
(a) Exposition.
(b) Denouement.
(c) Rising Action.
(d) Climax.

11. In Chapter 10, Chip treats Stevie and Susan Carol as though they are what?
(a) Reporters.
(b) Wealthy.
(c) Sports fans.
(d) Children.

12. Which of the judges of the essay contest introduces himself to the parents and the kids in Chapter 2?
(a) Dick Weiss.
(b) Joe Mitch.
(c) President Keeley.
(d) Tony Kornheiser.

13. What is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or situation in which there is a sharp incongruity or discordance that goes beyond the simple and evident intention of words or actions?
(a) Rhetoric.
(b) Simile.
(c) Irony.
(d) Oxymoron.

14. The NCAA is headquartered in what city?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Austin.
(c) Indianapolis.
(d) Boise.

15. In Chapter 5, Stevie starts to get antsy as they sit through what?
(a) A ceremony.
(b) Roll call.
(c) Press conferences.
(d) A basketball game.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chip's story in Chapter 10, Professor Whiting told Chip he had failed how many courses in the previous semester?

2. Dick Weiss tells Stevie and Susan Carol that it's in the moderator handbook to refer to the basketball players as what in Chapter 4?

3. When they try to pick up their media credentials, Stevie is given a hard time because he does not have what?

4. Susan Carol and Stevie run into what MSU staff member who gives them his keycard to go to his room in Chapter 8?

5. What is a literary figure of speech that uses an image, story or tangible object to represent a less tangible object or some intangible quality or idea?

(see the answer keys)

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