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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which President wrote the "State of the Union Message" that Johnny reads as an adult?
(a) President Carter.
(b) President Bush.
(c) President Lincoln.
(d) President Reagan.

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

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

4. What type of quarry does the Meany family own?
(a) Quartz.
(b) Gemstone.
(c) Diamond.
(d) Granite.

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

6. Who is Dan Needham?
(a) Johnny's father.
(b) Ms. Wheelwright's boss.
(c) Ms. Wheelwright's boyfriend.
(d) Johnny's neighbor.

7. Which character is killed in the Vietnam war?
(a) Pastor Merrill.
(b) Harry Hoyt.
(c) Owen Meany.
(d) Dan Needham.

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

9. What do the boys witness the Brinker-Smith's doing while they are hiding?
(a) Making love.
(b) Arguing.
(c) Fist-fighting.
(d) Stealing.

10. What is Johnny's initial reaction to his gift from Dan Needham?
(a) He is excited.
(b) He is apathetic.
(c) He is disappointed.
(d) He is terrified.

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

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

13. What is Johnny's mother's name?
(a) Thomasina.
(b) Teresa.
(c) Tabitha.
(d) Tammy.

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

15. Which boy always ends up having to kiss "Hester the Molester"?
(a) Noah.
(b) Owen.
(c) Simon.
(d) Johnny.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which sport is Owen passionate about?

3. How is Owen referred to in the text?

4. What part of Johnny's stuffed animal did Owen remove?

5. Who comes to visit Dan Needham and Johnny over the Christmas holiday?

(see the answer keys)

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