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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. What does Richard see from the air that the adult brain says it could not reasonably survive?
(a) Geese.
(b) Coyote.
(c) Deer.
(d) Bear.

2. Who is Dick?
(a) Leslie's father.
(b) A blend of Dickie and Richard.
(c) Dickie's conscience.
(d) Richard's father.

3. What does Dickie aim at Richard in Richard's mind?
(a) An arrow.
(b) A flame-thrower.
(c) A rifle.
(d) A pistol.

4. What does Dickie think that Richard is going to do with him in Chapter 12?
(a) Lock him in the room again.
(b) Take away his video games.
(c) Send him to live with someone else.
(d) Spank him.

5. What does Richard think about as he jumps off the mountain to paraglide?
(a) Where he will land.
(b) How strong the wind is.
(c) Where his friends are.
(d) The lesson that paragliding would be for Dickie.

Short Answer Questions

1. Shepherd asks Richard to sign a book for whom?

2. Richard encourages Dickie to defy convention and __________________.

3. What name does Dickie now want to be called?

4. Who is the only person who Dick feels he can rely on?

5. Shepherd states that time is ______________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Dickie sad about giving the memories to Richard?

2. When does Richard feel as if he has a connection with Dickie and what role has Dickie played in Richard's life?

3. Describe Richard's first encounter with Dickie.

4. What does Richard have to promise Dickie in order for Dickie to turn over another memory?

5. What does Dickie manage to teach to Richard even though Richard is providing instruction during the flight?

6. Describe Dickie's sense of accomplishment in the water tower incident.

7. What is Richard's memory of the water tower?

8. What is the purpose of different people coming into Richard's life?

9. Describe what Richard sees when Leslie encourages him to remember when he was nine, right after his brother's death.

10. Explain the metaphor of being captain of your own ship as Richard explains it to Dickie.

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