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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. How much money does Sinbad receive on Sundays?
2. After Paddy and Sinbad's conversation in bed one night, what name does Paddy start calling Sinbad?
3. What country does one of Paddy's uncles move to?
4. What crime does Sinbad commit without Paddy?
5. What do Paddy and his friends steal from Cyril the butcher?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what happens when Paddy discovers a signature in a book given to him by his father.
2. How does Sinbad react when Paddy offers Sinbad an item of food the day Paddy falls asleep in class?
3. Describe what happens when Paddy and Kevin try to look at Ian's dog's docked tail.
4. What crime does Sinbad commit without Paddy and what happens after Sinbad commits the crime?
5. 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.
6. How does Paddy feel about Americans fighting guerrillas?
7. When Sinbad and Paddy are talking one night in bed, how does Sinbad respond to Paddy's claims that their parents are fighting?
8. Why does Paddy begin staying awake all night?
9. Describe what happens when the two new students are added to Paddy's class in his second year with Mr. Hennessey.
10. Explain why the boys felt that the dogs had their tails docked. What is Sinbad's opinion regarding the matter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Using details from the text and class discussions, compare and contrast how Sinbad and Paddy respond to their parents' fighting.
Essay Topic 3
How are the elements of conflict presented in the novel? Is Paddy the only character that has a conflict or are there others? Use details from the class discussion and the text to support your answers.
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