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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. Who is the main character of the novel?
(b) Paddy Clarke.
(c) James O'Keefe.
(d) Sinbad Clarke.
2. Which writer of the Irish Proclamation of Independence does Paddy say is his grandfather?
(a) Thomas J. Clarke.
(b) Sean MacDiarmada.
(c) P.H. Pearse.
(d) Joseph Plunkett.
3. What prayer does Paddy state that he prefers over others?
(a) Salutations to Mary.
(b) Our Father.
(c) A Child's Prayer.
(d) Hail Mary.
4. Where does Paddy light Sinbad's lips on fire?
(a) The school shed.
(c) At home.
(d) The pipes.
5. What does Paddy call a flashlight?
(a) A flashlight.
(b) A torch.
(c) Magic beam.
(d) A candle.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the V's that Paddy and his friends write on their chest with a marker stand for?
2. What do the boys like to write their names in at the beginning of the novel?
3. On whose pillar does Kevin draw a mickey?
4. How does Paddy's ma fasten Paddy's trousers when she cannot zip them?
5. What does Paddy want his vocation to be?
Short Essay Questions
1. Using details from the text, describe how Paddy is stuck between being a child and becoming a teenager.
2. What happens to Kevin's brother when he gets into big trouble?
3. Using details from the text to support your answer, describe Mr. Hennessey, Paddy's teacher.
4. Describe some of the acts that Paddy and his friends committed that shows they were the town's troublemakers.
5. What are some of the random facts that Paddy tells the reader he learned from reading?
6. Describe Paddy's relationship with his two sisters, Catherine and Deirdre.
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. How does Paddy react when he is stung by a jellyfish?
9. What happens when Paddy and his father go to the library?
10. When does Paddy's da usually teach Paddy new songs and what are some of the songs Paddy's father taught him?
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