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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In which country does Johnny live as an adult?
(a) Canada.
(b) Mexico.
(c) France.
(d) England.

2. Fill in the blank: Owen says that "_____ makes people crazy."
(a) Love.
(b) Sex.
(c) Religion.
(d) Money.

3. In which city did Johnny's mother meet his father?
(a) Boston.
(b) San Francisco.
(c) Tallahassee.
(d) Denver.

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

5. What does Rev. Merrill say is the essence of true faith?
(a) Respect.
(b) Doubt.
(c) Anger.
(d) Loyalty.

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

7. What happens when Owen and Hester are wrestling?
(a) Owen wets his pants.
(b) Owen bites Hester's leg.
(c) Hester breaks Owen's arm.
(d) The two children kiss.

8. What happened to Owen after the murder?
(a) He denied everything.
(b) He went to prison.
(c) Life went on as normal.
(d) He disappeared.

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

10. Fill in the blank: "If he's got so much ________, he's in the wrong business."
(a) Money.
(b) Faith.
(c) Anger.
(d) Doubt.

11. Where did Ms. Wheelwright meet her new boyfriend?
(a) On an airplane.
(b) In the doctor's office.
(c) On the Internet.
(d) On the train.

12. Where do the students typically lock Owen?
(a) In his locker.
(b) In the bathroom.
(c) In the janitor's closet.
(d) In the gymnasium.

13. What is the name of the town in which this novel takes place?
(a) Tomb Hollow.
(b) Sandlewood.
(c) Houndstooth.
(d) Gravesend.

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

15. What does Owen think that the turtledoves in the Christmas pageant look like?
(a) Cows.
(b) Stars.
(c) Angels.
(d) Aliens.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What happens to the house of the mother whose son is killed in the Vietnam war?

3. How does Owen respond to the news that his parents are aware of his Christmas responsibilities?

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

5. What is Johnny's mother's name?

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