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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is Cosmo?
(a) The family bull.
(b) The horse Ned's mother used to own.
(c) The barnyard rooster.
(d) The family goat.
2. What has Ned's father installed on the house for protection?
(a) Lightening rods.
(b) Door locks.
(c) Nothing; the town is quite safe.
(d) Bars on the windows.
3. What does Ned refrain from saying to his mother?
(a) That the girl is mean to Ned.
(b) That he wishes she wouldn't say anything about his voice.
(c) That his uncle doesn't act like he likes Ned.
(d) Anything about taking the rifle out late at night.
4. In what decades is the novel set?
5. What does Ned take Mr. Scully every day?
(a) Mail and newspaper.
(b) A bottle of milk.
6. What does Ned lose interest in after using it once?
(a) The model airplane.
(b) The sword.
(c) The rifle.
(d) The model car.
7. What kind of potatoes does Mrs. Brewster serve?
(a) The best in the town.
(b) French fried.
(c) Lumpy mashed.
8. What does Ned leave out on the porch at Mr. Scully's?
(a) Bread and milk.
(c) A rat trap.
(d) Bird seed.
9. What does the narrator say about the Brewster's lifestyle?
(a) Typical middle class.
(b) It is extravagant for the money the family has.
(c) They are very poor.
(d) Very high class and ostentatious but they can afford it.
10. About whom is Ned often confused?
(a) His best friend.
(b) His father.
(c) His mother.
(d) Mrs. Scallop.
11. From what book does Ned's teacher read in honor of Ned's birthday?
(a) The Call of the Wild.
(b) The Last of the Mohicans.
(c) The House of Seven Gables.
(d) Life on the Mississippi.
12. About what does Ned lie to his mama?
(a) The need to stay after school for the week.
(b) The need to write a poem about autumn.
(c) The need to have a new notebook for school.
13. How old is Ned when his mother becomes ill?
14. How many siblings does Ned have?
15. What does Evelyn Kimball say she saw when Ned and his friends are talking?
(a) A panther.
(b) The one-eyed cat.
(c) Her best friend kissing a boy down the street.
(d) A bear.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Ned feel sad for Mr. Scully?
2. Where does Ned realize his father is taking his present?
3. What does Doris send Mr. Scully about once a month?
4. Of what is Ned afraid if his dad learns of the rifle incident?
5. Why does Ned feel safe?
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