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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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 is pregnant.
(d) That she has won the lottery.

5. Who does Owen say should not be left alone with Tabitha's dressmaking dummy?
(a) Johnny.
(b) Dan Needham.
(c) Aunt Martha.
(d) Anyone.

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

7. Johnny's mother encourages Owen to switch what?
(a) Shampoos.
(b) Shoes.
(c) Schools.
(d) Religions.

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

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

10. What is Owen's defining physical characteristic?
(a) His height.
(b) His skin color.
(c) His hair color.
(d) His weight.

11. Why is it impossible for any pitcher to strike Owen out playing baseball?
(a) Owen Meany can hit any pitch.
(b) There are no players who can actually pitch the ball.
(c) Owen Meany's strike zone is miniscule.
(d) Owen Meany crowds the plate.

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

13. What role does Owen cast himself as in the Christmas pageant?
(a) A wiseman.
(b) The Christ Child.
(c) A shepherd.
(d) Joseph.

14. What do Johnny's cousins do with the hopes of drawing blood?
(a) Tease the dog.
(b) Wrestle each other.
(c) Climb trees.
(d) Toss knives.

15. What does the mother, whose son is killed in the Vietnam war, say about those who protest the war?
(a) That they are NOT un-patriotic.
(b) That they should be sent to the war.
(c) That they ARE un-patriotic.
(d) That they should be prayed for.

Short Answer Questions

1. As an adult, what does Johnny think will hold human's responsible for their actions?

2. For which holiday does Owen hope to meet Johnny's cousins?

3. Who does Johnny find praying at his mother's grave?

4. Where do the students typically lock Owen?

5. Fill in the blank: Owen says that "_____ makes people crazy."

(see the answer keys)

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