Reading in the Dark Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the boy's father's parents die?
(a) Killed at the shootout at the distillery.
(b) An accident.
(c) Fever.
(d) Old age.

2. 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 Catholics and the Protestants.
(d) The conflict between the police and the IRA.

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

4. After his parents die, Eddie leaves. Where does everyone think he went?
(a) He went to Grianan.
(b) He went to America.
(c) He enlisted in the IRA.
(d) He skipped town with his girlfriend.

5. What happens to the boy when the police come to search the house?
(a) He is told to leave the house so they can search it.
(b) He is beaten by the police.
(c) He is hidden in the attic by his father.
(d) He is taken to the jail for further interrogation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the boy tell his father in Chapter 2 that he would like to go?

2. How does Rory Hannaway die?

3. Who is the hero of the novel the boy reads in the dark?

4. Who is Ena?

5. What happened to the boy's sister, Una, in 1948?

(see the answer key)

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