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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 do the V's that Paddy and his friends write on their chest with a marker stand for?

2. What does Paddy pick as his pet when he has to write about his favorite pet in a homework assignment?

3. What do the O'Connell's eat at every lunch?

4. What item does Paddy prefer for starting fires?

5. When Paddy is swimming at the beginning of the novel, what is he stung by?

Short Essay Questions

1. One day Paddy and Sinbad find an object under their parents' bed. Using details from the text, describe what they find under the bed and what happens thereafter.

2. Describe Paddy's relationship with his ma.

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

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

5. What happens to Kevin's brother when he gets into big trouble?

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

7. Describe the fight between Paddy and his new classmate.

8. How does Paddy learn to ride his bike?

9. Explain why the boys felt that the dogs had their tails docked. What is Sinbad's opinion regarding the matter?

10. What lies does Paddy tell Kevin when the two boys are talking about their parents fighting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the story Paddy often tells lies. What are some of the lies Paddy tells? Later in the story Paddy explains why he lies. Using details from the text and classroom discussion, explain why Paddy likes to make up stories that are not true.

Essay Topic 2

10-year-old Paddy has amazing insights regarding his parents' various behaviors and mannerisms. Using details from the text, describe some of the behaviorisms that Paddy noted about his ma and da. Are there any other characters that Paddy picked up the mannerisms of?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the story of Father Damien and describe what kind of role model Father Damien was for Paddy.

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