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

2. Why doesn't Conrad tell Cal about quitting the team?
(a) Cal will tell Beth.
(b) Cal will make him go to therapy more often.
(c) Cal will punish him.
(d) Cal worries too much.

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

4. Why do Conrad and Karen get together in Chapter 7?
(a) To catch a movie.
(b) To give her back a book he borrowed.
(c) To get a soda together.
(d) To get ice cream together.

5. What is Conrad's only escape?
(a) Jeanine.
(b) Music.
(c) His car.
(d) Swimming.

Short Answer Questions

1. What birthday does Conrad celebrate in chapter 17?

2. What does Beth confront Conrad about in chapter 13?

3. Which of the following is Conrad's third goal?

4. At school, what is Conrad overwhelmed by?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the new goals that Conrad sets for himself.

2. According to Conrad, how does Beth feel about him?

3. Describe Cal's first appointment with Dr. Berger.

4. Describe Beth's attitude toward Cal and Conrad in chapter 6.

5. The morning that the novel starts, what things does Conrad wonder?

6. In chapter 14, what does Dr. Berger suggest the real problem is?

7. When Beth and Cal attend a dinner party in chapter 8, what does Beth get angry about?

8. What are Conrad's feelings about getting a car for Christmas?

9. Why doesn't Conrad first reveal that he had a brother to Dr. Berger?

10. In chapter 6, what do Cal and Beth fight about?

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