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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. From where does the North Pole expedition set off?
(a) Bangor, Maine.
(b) Boston Harbor.
(c) Lake Erie.
(d) New York Harbor.

2. What is Little Boy wishing for?
(a) A new bicycle.
(b) To go with Father to the North Pole.
(c) A new car for his family.
(d) An exciting life like Harry Houdini's.

3. Who does Mother call after she and the maid clean up the baby?
(a) Her next door neighbor.
(b) The Welfare Department.
(c) A doctor and the police.
(d) Grandfather.

4. What does The Boy think happens to people, animals, or objects in a motion picture?
(a) They continually repeat themselves.
(b) They leave parts of themselves behind in the shadows.
(c) They come alive after everyone leaves the theater.
(d) They show what is really inside of themselves.

5. What does Tateh have that finally makes them money?
(a) The Girl's new cloak and hat.
(b) His art supplies.
(c) The flip book he made for The Girl which he sells for $25.
(d) His new coat and tie.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the jail called The Tombs, what do the guards invent?

2. What was a main reason for men losing their jobs about the turn of the century?

3. What does Perry do after the flag is set up?

4. What was Freud's judgment about America?

5. What plea does Shaw's mother want him to make in court but he flatly refuses?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the nature of Evelyn's testimony in Harry's trial?

2. What is Father's condition when he returns form the Arctic?

3. What does The boy see Mother do in the back garden?

4. What infatuation comes over Mother's Younger brother?

5. What is Perry's attitude towards the Esquimo people?

6. How is Father sent off on his trip with the Perry expedition to the North Pole?

7. What does Younger Brother do for a political rally in Rye, New York?

8. Why is Houdini thrown out of Bellevue Hospital?

9. What does newspaperman Riis find when he goes to the docks to interview Stanford white about housing for the poor?

10. Who are the famous psychologists who visit New York at this time and what is their reaction?

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