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John Grogan (journalist)
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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. Which pair of words would best describe John and Jenny's vacation?
(a) Rushed and stressful.
(b) Carefree and spontaneous.
(c) Boring and rainy.
(d) Unsuccessful and tiring.

2. What dog show did John dream about entering his new puppy in?
(a) The Cheltenham Group Dog Show.
(b) The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
(c) The Wilmington Purebred Dog Show.
(d) The Orlando United Dog Show.

3. Marley grew very quickly so what did Jenny and John have to do a lot of?
(a) Socialize him with other dogs.
(b) Take him for walks.
(c) Take him to the vet.
(d) Take him swimming the ocean.

4. When he first got Marley, John was hoping to make some money off of the dog. How?
(a) By training him as a guide dog.
(b) By charging stud fees.
(c) By using him in commercials and movies.
(d) By hiring him out as a rescue dog.

5. How did John discover that hospital pain relief is a "luxury"?
(a) The hospital often ran out of the medication.
(b) The hospital didn't provide it on the indigent ward.
(c) The poor had to pay for it and usually went without.
(d) He was charged $1000 a shot.

Short Answer Questions

1. What fruit did Marley have an insatiable appetite for?

2. What was the name of the Grogan's vet in Florida?

3. What was the Labrador retriever originally bred for?

4. The Grogans decided to enroll Marley in obedience classes. Why wouldn't the trainer allow both of them to work with Marley?

5. What did Marley destroy not long after his second obedience class?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did John's first night with Marley at home go?

2. How did the Grogans come to name Marley?

3. How did John describe the first dog her ever had?

4. Who was Buddy and what was the result of his visit to the Grogans?

5. Once he did a little research, what did John learn about Labrador Retrievers?

6. What did the Grogans try to do with Marley soon after Jenny's miscarriage?

7. How did Marley take to housebreaking?

8. What was Jenny's second pregnancy like in the early stages?

9. The day after the news of the first pregnancy's loss, what did John buy for Jenny and what was the result of this?

10. What did the Grogans decide to do with Marley at the age of six months and what was the result of this?

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