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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What bread product does Paddy find the best for making "hosts"?

2. What does Paddy do after he is stung when he was swimming to get more attention from his ma?

3. Who is always the high priest Zentoga when the boys have a naming ritual on Fridays?

4. In what era is the novel taking place?

5. In what town do the boys live?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Paddy's relationship with his ma.

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

3. What happens between Kevin and Paddy when Paddy and Kevin have a fist fight after school?

4. How could Paddy tell that his da is drunk?

5. What steps does Paddy take to prevent his parents' fighting?

6. What errand must Paddy run for Mr. Hennessey and what does Paddy do with his reward?

7. How does Paddy react when he is stung by a jellyfish?

8. Describe what happens when Miss Watkins brings in a tea-towel with the Proclamation of Independence on it into Paddy's classroom.

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

10. How do Paddy and his friends react when one of their friends gets stuck in a trench and begins to sink?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe Paddy's relationship with his brother, Sinbad. How does Paddy treat Sinbad throughout the story? How does the way Paddy treats Sinbad affect Sinbad?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Paddy's relationship with his da. Do they have a good relationship? Why or why not? How does Paddy's relationship with his da compare to the relationship Liam/Aidan have with their da? What similarities do Paddy and his da share?

Essay Topic 3

Once children start moving into the corporation houses, Paddy and his friends immediately hate them. Paddy begins to grow fond of Charles, however. How does Paddy begin to change once he starts hanging out with Charles more frequently?

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