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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 does Mother throw through the neighbor's window?
(a) A brick.
(b) A telephone.
(c) A plate.
(d) A shoe.

2. What does Roy shout in his father's ear?
(a) Left, right, left, right. Halt.
(b) What is that coming through the door.
(c) Buck, your time has come.
(d) The aliens are coming.

3. Who does Grandfather think the police are?
(a) Ghosts.
(b) Rebels.
(c) Native Americans.
(d) Deserters.

4. What does Thurber say his grandmother and mother fear?
(a) Electricity.
(b) Rats.
(c) Thunder.
(d) Cats.

5. What item of his mother's clothes does Thurber put on before he speaks to the police?
(a) Her bra.
(b) Her dressing gown.
(c) Her blouse.
(d) Her sweater.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do people name the day everyone fled the town?

2. What is the name of Thurber's next door neighbors?

3. Which member of the Thurber family usually sleeps in the attic?

4. How long does it take for Columbus to get back to normal?

5. Who drives a Red Devil?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Roy scare his father?

2. Why does Father dislike pushing the car?

3. What is Briggs's nervous condition?

4. What happens inside the movie theater?

5. Summarize chapter five.

6. How do the family have to start the old REO?

7. How did the town react to their mistake about the burst dam?

8. How does Aunt Grace try to get rid of burglars every evening?

9. How did the rumor that the dam had broken start?

10. Why does the record player wake up Father?

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