Reading in the Dark Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year does the novel begin?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1936.
(c) 1948.
(d) 1921.

2. Where does the boy tell his father in Chapter 2 that he would like to go?
(a) The Field of the Disappeared.
(b) Buncrana.
(c) Donegal.
(d) Grianan.

3. Why is the murder case of 1921 thrown out of court?
(a) The murder suspect had a proven alibi.
(b) The murder suspect disappeared.
(c) The evidence was tampered with.
(d) There wasn't enough evidence.

4. In June 1948, what does the boy witness?
(a) His father leave town.
(b) The house burn down.
(c) His mother attempt suicide.
(d) The death of a young boy.

5. What does the boy find in the wardrobe of his sister's bedroom?
(a) A flower.
(b) A gun.
(c) A photo album.
(d) Money.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the local belief his father told the boy, who gathers at the Field of the Disappeared at Christmas and other festivals?

2. Where does Tony McIlhenny disappear to?

3. What does the boy's father do for a living?

4. What happens to the boy when the police come to search the house?

5. What is the subject of most of the songs the Catholics sing on the Feast of Assumption?

(see the answer key)

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