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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Ms. Wheelwright makes the announcement that she has good news, what does her family assume?
(a) That she has a new job.
(b) That she is engaged.
(c) That she has won the lottery.
(d) That she is pregnant.

2. How does Johnny respond to Owen's request to meet his cousins?
(a) He is embarrassed of Owen.
(b) He is worried that his cousins will like Owen better.
(c) He is excited to have all his friends together.
(d) He is angry that Owen wants more friends.

3. When the Brinker-Smiths enter the room that Owen and Johnny are investigating, where does Johnny hide?
(a) In the closet.
(b) Behind the drapes.
(c) Under the bed.
(d) Behind the door.

4. Who is the congregational pastor?
(a) Dan Needham.
(b) Rev. Dudley Wiggins.
(c) There is no congregational pastor.
(d) Rev. Lewis Merrill.

5. After the funeral, who walks with Johnny to his mother's grave?
(a) Dan Needham.
(b) Aunt Martha.
(c) Hester.
(d) Owen.

6. Whose religious doubts does Johnny appreciate?
(a) Rev. Dudley Wiggins.
(b) Rev. Lewis Merrill.
(c) Owen.
(d) Dan Needham.

7. In Sunday school, who does Owen claim to be escaping?
(a) The Catholics.
(b) The Demons.
(c) The Mafia.
(d) The Agnostics.

8. Between which two characters' homes does Johnny decide to divide his time?
(a) Dan Needham's and his grandmother's.
(b) Aunt Martha's and Owen's.
(c) Aunt Martha's and his grandmother's.
(d) Owen's and Dan Needham's.

9. When the Brinker-Smiths enter the room that Owen and Johnny are investigating, where does Owen hide?
(a) Behind the drapes.
(b) In the closet.
(c) Under the bed.
(d) Behind the door.

10. As an adult, what does Johnny think will hold human's responsible for their actions?
(a) History.
(b) An individual's conscience.
(c) God.
(d) Nothing.

11. Who does Owen attempt to convince to keep his role in Dan Needham's play?
(a) Mr. Morrison.
(b) Mr. Fish.
(c) Mr. Meany.
(d) Mr. Brinker-Smith.

12. Whose ancestor founded the town in which the novel takes place?
(a) Dan Needham's.
(b) Harry Hoyt's.
(c) Johnny's.
(d) Owen's.

13. Fill in the blank to the children's playtime chant: "Last one _____ has to kiss Hester the Molester!"
(a) To the tree.
(b) In the lake.
(c) To the house.
(d) In the car.

14. Who is the narrator of the novel?
(a) Johnny.
(b) Owen.
(c) An unnamed narrator.
(d) Tabitha Wheelwright.

15. What must Owen endure from his fellow classmates?
(a) Tickling.
(b) Affection.
(c) Wedgies.
(d) Teasing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dan think is the ultimate message that Owen was trying to send with the stuffed animal?

2. Johnny's mother encourages Owen to switch what?

3. Who does Owen believe could be the "certain prescence" in Dan Needham's play?

4. What happened to Owen after the murder?

5. Who does Johnny wish he knew the truth about?

(see the answer keys)

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