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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 Paddy and his friends steal from Cyril the butcher?
2. Where does Paddy want to runaway to?
3. What item does Paddy's da give Paddy for his birthday?
4. What question does Paddy ask Sinbad when they are talking in bed one night?
5. How does Paddy like his eggs?
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. How do Paddy and his friends react when one of their friends gets stuck in a trench and begins to sink?
3. Explain why the boys felt that the dogs had their tails docked. What is Sinbad's opinion regarding the matter?
4. What lies does Paddy tell Kevin when the two boys are talking about their parents fighting?
5. What steps does Paddy take to prevent his parents' fighting?
6. Describe the fight between Paddy and his new classmate.
7. How does Paddy keep himself awake throughout the night?
8. On several occasions, Sinbad and Paddy ask their parents for a dog. Describe the conversation that finally leads them to stop asking for a dog.
9. How does Paddy feel about Americans fighting guerrillas?
10. What is causing the boys' play territory to become smaller?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Define the term diction and describe how it affects the novel.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
What are some of Paddy's fears? How does fear play a central role in the novel? Are Paddy's fears substantial or just trivial?
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