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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the student say about the length of his report when asked?
(a) He tried to pare it down more.
(b) He didn't want to bore the class.
(c) He thought it was supposed to be at least 10 minutes long.
(d) He could not find any information on his topic.

2. Who is Russell Beckman?
(a) A student in Tom Guthrie's class who is far ahead of the other students.
(b) One of Bobby's best friends who is very ill.
(c) A student who is failing in Tom Guthrie's class.
(d) An honor student who would like to be on the baseball team.

3. What does Mrs. Stearn want before paying Ike and Bobby?
(a) A conversation.
(b) A receipt.
(c) A bill.
(d) Them to get something that rolled under the bed.

4. How does Victoria feel as Maggie is driving her to the McPherons' house?
(a) Angry.
(b) Sullen.
(c) Nervous.
(d) Excited.

5. What does Victoria need on her lunch break?
(a) To see the principal.
(b) To talk to the boy who is the father of her baby.
(c) Time to get to the pay phone and call her boss.
(d) Something to eat that will not aggravate her nausea.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do they decide to do to the nervous cow?

2. What room will Victoria be using at the McPheron place?

3. Why is it difficult for Ike and Bobby to talk with their mother?

4. Where does Victoria spend the night?

5. Who is Maggie Jones?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Maggie do about Guthrie going to Judy's house and what is his response?

2. What does Maggie tell Victoria she has to do to make certain she is pregnant, what is the result and what does Maggie then tell Victoria she will do? What does Victoria ask Maggie?

3. What does Crowder decide to do about Russell, what is Russell's father's response and what does Crowder tell Guthrie when they leave?

4. What happens with the last cow that needs done and what do the brothers decide to do with her?

5. Who does Victoria call on her way to Maggie's house one evening and what happens with that situation?

6. What do the McPheron brothers do after dinner? How does Victoria's first night at their house go?

7. Where is Guthrie attending a party, why does he leave early, where does he go and what does Maggie tell him when he leaves?

8. What do the McPheron brothers give Ike and Bobby and what do the boys ask their father about the brothers?

9. Why does Ella ask Tom to come to her house and what happens there?

10. What does Victoria do when Dwayne comes home drunk at three in the morning? What does he do?

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