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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. Who does Paddy want to be with after he falls asleep in class?
2. After Paddy falls asleep in class, what food item does Paddy offer Sinbad?
3. How much money does Sinbad receive on Sundays?
4. How many Patricks are in Paddy's class at school?
5. Why can't Paddy and Sinbad have a dog?
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. What lies does Paddy tell Kevin when the two boys are talking about their parents fighting?
3. Using details from the text, describe what happens to Paddy when he falls asleep in school after staying up all night.
4. How does Paddy react to Sinbad's reaction to the food offering?
5. Explain why the boys felt that the dogs had their tails docked. What is Sinbad's opinion regarding the matter?
6. 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.
7. Describe what happens when Paddy and Kevin try to look at Ian's dog's docked tail.
8. One day Paddy wakes up to find the kitchen is still a mess. How does Paddy react to the situation?
9. What is causing the boys' play territory to become smaller?
10. What errand must Paddy run for Mr. Hennessey and what does Paddy do with his reward?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Paddy's relationship with his friends. Do they have a solid relationship? Use details from class discussion and the text to support your answers.
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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