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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 item does Paddy's father own that is in a red box?
(a) A record player.
(b) A trumpet.
(c) A gun.
(d) A belt.

2. What does the fella who went to Africa come back with in his stomach?
(a) Flies.
(b) Maggots.
(c) Lizards.
(d) Worms.

3. What do the boys like to write their names in at the beginning of the novel?
(a) Wet cement.
(b) Sand.
(c) Mud.
(d) Pipes.

4. Who forbids Joseph de Veuster to become a priest?
(a) No one.
(b) Joseph's father.
(c) Joseph's mother.
(d) Joseph's grandfather.

5. What color is the water bottle that Paddy receives for Christmas?
(a) Black.
(b) Blue.
(c) Red.
(d) Green.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what era is the novel taking place?

2. What is the boys' favorite thing to jump when they are playing chase?

3. What illness does Paddy's classmate David Geraghty have?

4. Which team is Paddy's favorite football/soccer team?

5. In what town do the boys live?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Paddy's relationship with his two sisters, Catherine and Deirdre.

2. Why doesn't Paddy ever answer Kevin's questions?

3. Describe the scene that ensues after the first two boys leave the nurse's office after having their marks checked.

4. Where does the Clarke family go for Sinbad's Holy Communion and what happens when they are there?

5. Paddy and his friends became the Vigour Tribe for a day. What were some of the acts committed by the Vigour Tribe?

6. Using details from the text, describe how Paddy is stuck between being a child and becoming a teenager.

7. Paddy and his family go on a picnic. Describe how the picnic went and the general atmosphere of the picnic from Paddy's point-of-view.

8. Using details from the text, describe what it was like taking a family photo in the Clarke household.

9. What are some of the rumors Paddy and his friends heard about the death of Sean Rickard? What actually killed Sean?

10. On some Fridays, Paddy's school would show a movie for the end of the day. What usually happened when the movies were shown?

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