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. What do Frances and Francis do every day?
(a) Put on costumes.
(b) Play in the Field of the Disappeared.
(c) Put flowers on their parents' graves.
(d) Sing songs.

2. What is the subject of most of the songs the Catholics sing on the Feast of Assumption?
(a) The black death of 1348.
(b) The rebellion of 1798.
(c) The shootout of 1922.
(d) The famine of 1740.

3. How old was the boy's father when he was left in charge of the family?
(a) 21.
(b) 12.
(c) 17.
(d) 14.

4. What novel is the first book the boy has ever read?
(a) The History of Ireland.
(b) The Bible.
(c) Paradise Lost.
(d) The Poor Old Woman.

5. What key theme of the novel is introduced in Chapter 1?
(a) The disappearance of the boy's uncle.
(b) The death of the boy's sister.
(c) The conflict between the police and the IRA.
(d) The conflict between the Catholics and the Protestants.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the boy find out is responsible for the murder of 1921?

2. Who is Billy Mahon?

3. Who is Ena?

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

5. When does Tony McIlhenny disappear?

(see the answer key)

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