Reading in the Dark Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which one of these characters does not know the truth about Eddie's death in Chapter 5?
(a) The boy.
(b) The boy's mother.
(c) The boy's grandfather.
(d) The boy's father.

2. Who is hired to look after the two children, Francis and Frances?
(a) Brigid McLaughlin.
(b) Katie McIlhenny.
(c) Una.
(d) Aunt Bernadette.

3. For what does Sergeant Burke apologize in 1957?
(a) For revealing McIlhenny as the informer.
(b) For cheating on his wife.
(c) For killing Eddie.
(d) For beating up Frank.

4. Who tells the boy's father about Eddie's killing?
(a) Brigid.
(b) The boy's mother.
(c) Ena and Bernadette.
(d) Katie.

5. What does the boy try to do after his talk with Sergeant Burke in Chapter 3?
(a) To talk to his mother.
(b) To talk to his father.
(c) To hide in his room.
(d) To run away.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the boy's father's drinking binges stop between 1920 and 1926?

2. Who is the heroine of the novel the boy reads in the dark?

3. Who was Jimmy in love with?

4. What reason does the boy's mother give for not taking her medicine?

5. What is going to be built across the river?

(see the answer key)

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