Reading in the Dark Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Chapter 6, what was Tony's job before he disappeared?
(a) Police inspector.
(b) Bus conductor.
(c) Coal mine worker.
(d) Train operator.

2. How does Jimmy die?
(a) Stroke.
(b) Broken neck.
(c) Heart attack.
(d) Gunshot wound.

3. On the day the boy earns his degree from university, when does he arrive home to tell the family?
(a) Late.
(b) On time.
(c) He didn't get the chance to tell them.
(d) Early.

4. Where do the police help McIlhenny escape to after he was tipped off to the boy's grandfather in 1926?
(a) New York.
(b) Boston.
(c) Paris.
(d) Chicago.

5. Where does Jimmy go to work for several years?
(a) France.
(b) America.
(c) Germany.
(d) England.

6. Who is Jimmy from Chapter 4?
(a) A neighbor.
(b) One of the boy's uncles.
(c) Grenaghan's grandfather.
(d) A clergyman at the church.

7. Which character dies in 1959?
(a) Tony McIlhenny.
(b) Sergeant Burke.
(c) Katie McIlhenny.
(d) Crazy Joe.

8. What happens to the boy's father right before he retires?
(a) He dies.
(b) He suffers a heart attack.
(c) He goes missing.
(d) He reveals everything about Eddie's death.

9. Who also visits the boy's parents as he is there in Chapter 6?
(a) The dead soldier's father.
(b) Sergeant Burke.
(c) Tony.
(d) Crazy Joe.

10. When the boy encounters Crazy Joe in Chapter 5, what does Crazy Joe ask him to do?
(a) Tell him about Eddie.
(b) Show him the way to the park.
(c) Sing him some songs.
(d) Walk him to the library.

11. What is his mother's response when the boy asks her what she wants for her birthday?
(a) She wants Tony to come back.
(b) She wants to move away.
(c) She wants to forget everything.
(d) She wants a new house.

12. What does Katie's sister tell her that upsets her?
(a) That Tony really loved Katie's sister instead.
(b) That Meave will stop talking to Katie soon.
(c) That Meave's husband would soon cheat on her.
(d) That Meave's husband will leave her just like Katie's husband left her.

13. To what does Father Nugent compare murder?
(a) Sex without love.
(b) Disobeying your parents.
(c) Hating your brother.
(d) Stealing.

14. When do the boy's parents marry?
(a) 1926.
(b) 1930.
(c) 1935.
(d) 1933.

15. What does the boy realize about his mother after the onset of her depression?
(a) She is faking her depression.
(b) He doesn't trust his mother.
(c) She was involved in Eddie's death.
(d) She had been in love with someone other than his father.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year does the boy enter university?

2. For what does Sergeant Burke apologize in 1957?

3. Why is the boy punished in 1954 by the Dean?

4. Why does the boy's father threaten Crazy Joe in Chapter 6?

5. When Danno returns home, what does he find?

(see the answer keys)

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