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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is Johnny's mother described?
(a) As bossy.
(b) As intelligent.
(c) As overweight.
(d) As beautiful.

2. Who does the person praying at the grave believe is speaking to them?
(a) Tabby's ghost.
(b) A spirit.
(c) An angel.
(d) God.

3. How old was Johnny when his mother died?
(a) Eleven.
(b) Twenty-one.
(c) Seven.
(d) Eighteen.

4. What unusual stuffed animal is Dan Needham's gift to Johnny?
(a) A skunk.
(b) An armadillo.
(c) A porcupine.
(d) An anteater.

5. Who does Owen inadvertently murder?
(a) The Sunday school teacher.
(b) His parents.
(c) Tabitha Wheelwright.
(d) Johnny.

6. How do the adolescent boys of Gravesend view Ginger?
(a) As a figure of authority.
(b) As one of the boys.
(c) As a role-model.
(d) As a fantasy.

7. What job did Owen believe was passed on to him from a higher being?
(a) The job to befriend Johnny.
(b) The job to become a professional baseball player.
(c) The job to become an Episcopal preacher.
(d) The job to end Tabitha's life.

8. What does Owen claim God has taken from him to make him God's instrument?
(a) His God.
(b) His hands.
(c) His instrument.
(d) His mother.

9. Who takes the dressmaking dummy from Tabitha's bedroom?
(a) Johnny.
(b) Dan Needham.
(c) Aunt Martha.
(d) Owen.

10. What role has Owen played every year in the Christmas pageant and swears that he will never play again?
(a) An angel.
(b) A wiseman.
(c) Joseph.
(d) The Christ Child.

11. What happens to the house of the mother whose son is killed in the Vietnam war?
(a) It is cared for by neighbors.
(b) It is vandalized.
(c) It becomes a magnificent garden.
(d) It becomes dilapitated.

12. Who comes to visit Dan Needham and Johnny over the Christmas holiday?
(a) Harry Hoyt.
(b) Owen.
(c) Aunt Martha.
(d) Hester.

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

14. What does Johnny point to in Tabitha's room that Owen may have mistaken for something else?
(a) A dressmaker's dummy.
(b) A ventriloquist dummy.
(c) A storefront mannequin.
(d) A giant fabric doll.

15. Who is Mr. Brinker-Smith?
(a) A bellboy at Gravesend Hotel.
(b) A teacher at Gravesend Academy.
(c) A gravedigger at Gravesend Cemetary.
(d) A pastor at Gravesend Church.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Johnny respond to Owen's request to meet his cousins?

2. How do the Meanys respond to the news of Owen's Christmas responsibilities?

3. In Sunday school, who does Owen claim to be escaping?

4. Which President wrote the "State of the Union Message" that Johnny reads as an adult?

5. What happened to Owen after the murder?

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