Reading in the Dark Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Katie goes to England to attend her daughter's wedding, why does the rest of her family refuse to attend?
(a) The wedding is on a workday.
(b) The groom is black.
(c) It is too far to travel.
(d) Meave is pregnant.

2. From where does the title of the novel get its name?
(a) The boy's reading of his first book.
(b) The sadness felt by the boy after being forced to read only at night.
(c) The loneliness of reading alone and the boy's feeling of being alone.
(d) The confusion the boy feels by not understanding what he reads.

3. In Chapter 2, the boy remembers being trapped where?
(a) In the church after service.
(b) In the secret passage of Grianan.
(c) In the basement of the distillery.
(d) In his sister's bedroom.

4. Which of the boy's relatives dies in October 1949?
(a) His uncle.
(b) His father.
(c) His aunt.
(d) His sister.

5. Who teaches the boy's math class?
(a) Regan.
(b) His father.
(c) His uncle.
(d) Gildea.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the boy not tell his mother everything he knows about Eddie's death?

2. In what year does the novel begin?

3. What does the boy realize about his mother after the onset of her depression?

4. How does the boy's grandfather die?

5. Who is Danno Bredin?

(see the answer key)

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