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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Richard recalls meeting a woman who could _________________________.
(a) read his mind.
(b) tell great jokes.
(c) make him cry.
(d) make a souffle.
2. In order to check the water level in the water tower, Richard had to climb up a tall ladder ______________________.
(a) on the tower.
(b) on a fire truck.
(c) by his house.
(d) on the windmill.
3. Richard tells his wife what it feels like to ____________________.
(a) look at the world like a child again.
(b) win a race.
(c) hit a home run.
(d) climb a mountain.
4. When explaining the different levels that make up his whole being, Richard tells Dickie that he envisions himself as ______________________.
(a) the captain of a ship.
(b) the coach of a football team.
(c) a corporate executive.
(d) a focus group leader.
5. Leslie points out that Richard probably has a lot in common with ______________.
(a) his college roommate.
(d) his brother.
Short Answer Questions
1. Richard admits that he has a tendency to ___________________ when things get difficult.
2. Richard recalls a fear of ___________________ as a boy.
3. When Richard is trying to find Dickie, Richard's mind is described as ___________________.
4. The cracked dry earth where Dickie lives symbolizes _______________________.
5. Leslie recognizes that Richard does not really know how to talk to ___________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the first real bonding experience between Richard and Dickie?
2. Who is Dickie and what promise had Richard made to him long ago?
3. Explain the metaphor of being captain of your own ship as Richard explains it to Dickie.
4. Describe the time that a woman came to Richard and started discussing his thoughts.
5. What is the purpose of different people coming into Richard's life?
6. What conflict does Richard realize he has regarding relating to Dickie?
7. When does Richard feel as if he has a connection with Dickie and what role has Dickie played in Richard's life?
8. Who is Sheperd and how does Richard encounter him?
9. Describe what Richard sees when Leslie encourages him to remember when he was nine, right after his brother's death.
10. When Leslie prods him, what memories does Richard recall that might be the source of Dickie's anger?
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