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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In chapter 11, who does Beth have lunch with?
(a) Nancy Hanley.
(b) Carole Lazenby.
(c) Conrad.
(d) Cal's partner.

2. Why did Beth never visit Conrad when he was in the hospital?
(a) She was traveling.
(b) She was working full-time.
(c) She experienced too much grief.
(d) She had to take care of her parents.

3. What group is Conrad a part of in school?
(a) Choir.
(b) Band.
(c) Honors courses.
(d) Debate team.

4. How often does Conrad go to therapy?
(a) Once a week.
(b) Two times a week.
(c) Every day.
(d) Once a month.

5. In chapter 16, which of the following is Conrad's first goal?
(a) To boost his self-confidence.
(b) To pass his finals.
(c) To study successfully for his history midterm.
(d) To join the swim team again.

6. What instrument does Cal play?
(a) Guitar.
(b) Clarinet.
(c) Harmonica.
(d) Drums.

7. In what class does Conrad have a pop quiz?
(a) Algebra.
(b) History.
(c) Trigonometry.
(d) English.

8. What is the name of the wife of Cal's partner's?
(a) Nancy Hanley.
(b) Carole Lazenby.
(c) Jeanine Lazenby.
(d) Susan Hanley.

9. What age would Jordan have achieved, according to Cal?
(a) 19.
(b) 20.
(c) 18.
(d) 14.

10. When did Cal and Beth get married?
(a) When Cal was in law school.
(b) When Cal was in medical school.
(c) After they both graduated from college.
(d) After Jordan was born.

11. How does Conrad spend his birthday?
(a) Cleaning out the garage with Cal.
(b) Babysitting with Jeanine.
(c) Having lunch with Beth.
(d) Visiting with Karen.

12. What do Cal and Conrad buy in chapter 13?
(a) A bouquet of flowers for Jeanine.
(b) A car.
(c) A set of golf clubs.
(d) A Christmas tree.

13. What marks Conrad's happiest time in the novel?
(a) Swimming.
(b) Driving.
(c) Choir practice.
(d) Spending time at the library.

14. What does Cal reflect on in chapter 6?
(a) His mentor in law school.
(b) His own therapist.
(c) His own stay at a mental hospital.
(d) His mentor in medical school.

15. What does Conrad have trouble remembering?
(a) The day his brother died.
(b) Which day of the week it is.
(c) The name of the neighbors.
(d) The day he got out of the hospital.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Conrad feel about Cal's Christmas gift?

2. Why breakthrough occurs in chapter 13 for Conrad?

3. What does Beth complain about in chapter 6?

4. What doctor does Cal decide to see in chapter 17?

5. What is the best word to describe Beth?

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