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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 Mama Jean tell Jimmy?
(a) He will be stronger after this has happened.
(b) He should call the police if he needs help.
(c) He had better be good.
(d) He does not have to go.

2. What is Mama Jean's relation to Jimmy?
(a) Sister.
(b) Mother.
(c) Neighbor.
(d) Family friend.

3. What does Jimmy expect from Cookie's news?
(a) That he is going to be sent to detention.
(b) That his father has come for him.
(c) That someone is going to complain about his attendance.
(d) That he is going to be expelled.

4. What is Jimmy doing when the novel begins?
(a) Going to sleep.
(b) Doing homework.
(c) Eating dinner.
(d) Getting out of bed.

5. Where is Jimmy's father?
(a) Australia.
(b) Dead.
(c) Prison.
(d) Europe.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the man who talks to Jimmy?

2. Where do Crab and Jimmy go when Crab comes back?

3. What does Mama Jean make before packing Jimmy's things?

4. What does Crab tell Jimmy about the trip to Chicago?

5. How does Crab's arrival change things for Jimmy? He is thrust into a role he has never played. He is no longer free. He has to use all his resources just to keep himself safe. He is constantly in danger and is overwhelmed by it.

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Crab intend to take Jimmy?

2. Where does Jimmy live?

3. What favor does Crab do for Mama Jean?

4. How did Crab come to see Jimmy?

5. What does Mama Jean tell Jimmy when he is leaving?

6. Where are Jimmy's parents?

7. What happens when Jimmy finally makes it to school?

8. What is the destination of Crab's trip with Jimmy?

9. How does Crab explain having been arrested in spite of being innocent?

10. What is Jimmy's relationship with Mama Jean?

(see the answer keys)

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