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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is he referring to when The Judge lectures Roy on the Biblical tale of the dog returning to its own vomit?
(a) That Roy continues to return to his old mistakes.
(b) That Roy keeps coming back to baseball.
(c) That Roy constantly eats until he gets sick.
(d) That Roy is stupid like a dog.
2. What happens when Roy played cards in Memo's motel room?
(a) He gets thrown out of the motel.
(b) He wins a large amount from Gus.
(c) He gets sick.
(d) He loses a lot of money.
3. What does Iris say is the only way to find happiness?
(a) Through success at baseball.
(b) Through suffering.
(c) Through friends.
(d) Through hard work.
4. In the league, What position do the Knights fall in?
5. What does the doctor tell Roy when he is in the hospital?
(a) That he needs to stop eating so much.
(b) To stay away from baseball if he wants to live.
(c) That he doesn't think he will be able to win.
(d) That he is strong enough to play ball in the game.
6. What advice does Red Blow, the trainer, give Roy when he is in his bad slump?
(a) To consider what might be on his mind that is worrying him.
(b) To get married to Memo and quit trying to impress her.
(c) To keep his fans in mind and try to please them.
(d) To forget Memo and drop her.
7. What happens after Roy makes an important decision during the last inning of the pennant game?
(a) He strikes out.
(b) He sees Gus and Memo together in the stands.
(c) He sees Iris in the stands and waves.
(d) He asks Pop if he will give permission for him to marry Memo.
8. What happens to Roy's bat, Wonderboy, during the last game of the season?
(a) Pop takes it away from Roy.
(b) It splits in half.
(c) It proves to be what helps Roy win.
(d) It gets stolen.
9. Who does Roy think is trying to throw the game because he plays so poorly?
(a) All of the Knights players.
(b) Red Blow.
(c) The pitcher, Fowler.
10. What is Roy's great fear that drives all his motives?
(a) Being booed by fans.
(b) Lack of love.
(c) Death and mortality.
(d) Being injured while playing baseball.
11. What does Iris tell Roy that is almost identical to what Harriet Bird told him?
(a) He is a handsome man.
(b) They both declared their love for him.
(c) He is a great hero.
(d) There is more to life than baseball.
12. What reason does Roy give for not wanting to talk about his past?
(a) He said he was ashamed of his past.
(b) He said he really didn't have a very exciting past to talk about.
(c) He said it digs up too much pain.
(d) He said he couldn't remember his past after the gunshot wound.
13. When Roy visits a fortune teller, what does she tell him?
(a) That he and Memo will soon be married.
(b) That he will have a new team scout trying to recruit him.
(c) That he will soon meet a beautiful brunette.
(d) That he will hit a homerun in his next game.
14. Why does the lady tell Roy she stood up in the stands?
(a) She was going to leave the game.
(b) She was looking for Gus.
(c) To cheer him on because the world needs heroes.
(d) So she could see better.
15. How do the coaches and players deal with the teams slump?
(a) The coaches yell at the players to try and get them to play better.
(b) The coaches work with the players to get them playing better.
(c) They do some locker room cheers to get in a better mood.
(d) They ignore the causes of their distress and try to fix the symptoms.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to Roy at the party on the night before the game that determines the winner of the pennant?
2. Who sends Memo to Roy's motel room?
3. What does Roy do when Iris rejects him?
4. What is Max Mercy fixated on?
5. Who is the only person that Roy thinks really cares about him?
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