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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does Owen believe could be the "certain prescence" in Dan Needham's play?
(a) Mr. Fish.
(b) Johnny.
(c) Mr. Morrison.
(d) Owen.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which play is Dan Needham directing?

3. What is heard in the background of Ms. Wheelwright's funeral?

4. What job did Owen believe was passed on to him from a higher being?

5. What must Owen endure from his fellow classmates?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Owen and Mr. Morrison have a conversation?

2. What is Owen's view of Tabitha's dressmaking dummy?

3. How does Owen apologize to Johnny?

4. Why does Owen's family switch to the Episcopalian church?

5. What does Owen think he sees when he enters Tabitha's bedroom?

6. Describe Johnny's cousins.

7. How do the other Sunday school students treat Owen?

8. Why does Owen react so strongly to Johnny's opinion of his mother's death?

9. What happens when Johnny and Owen are investigating empty dorm rooms at Gravesend over the Christmas holiday?

10. Briefly explain this quote: "God has taken your mother. My hands were the instrument. God has taken my hands. I am God's instrument."

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