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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. After Sarah Byrnes and Dale Thornton got into a major fight over what really happened to cause Sarah Byrnes' scars, how many more editions of "Crispy Pork Rinds" were printed?
(a) Three.
(b) One.
(c) None.
(d) Two.

2. According to Ms. Lemry during the abortion discussion, what is Ellerby prone to?
(a) Inaccuracy.
(b) Passion.
(c) Hyperbole.
(d) Exaggeration.

3. When questioned about creating the junior high newspaper, what did the narrator do?
(a) Cite the Student Bill of Rights.
(b) Cite the School Rulebook.
(c) Cite the Fifth Amendment.
(d) Cite the Constitution.

4. During his senior year when Moby goes to find Dale Thornton again, what is Dale doing?
(a) Harassing a kid.
(b) Playing a video game.
(c) Cleaning a gun.
(d) Working on a car.

5. What is Ms. Lemry's overriding rule for discussions taking place in the CAT class?
(a) No poorly constructed arguments.
(b) No blasphemy.
(c) No personal remarks.
(d) No prayers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the new position that Moby's junior high principal now holds at the high school?

2. In what city does the story take place?

3. In Dale's opinion, what is the very worst thing to be called by someone else?

4. How many students in the CAT class does Moby know have picketed outside the town's abortion clinic?

5. What kind of car is Ellerby's vehicle?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ellerby sometimes threaten to give his Rottweiler to Moby?

2. Why does Ms. Lemry say she'll sign Mark's drop card, but refuse to sign Jody's drop card?

3. Who is Huey-Dewey?

4. According to Moby, why were he and Sarah Byrnes able to produce such a high-quality publication in junior high school when they published "Crispy Pork Rinds"?

5. Describe the only time that Moby's mother had ever laid a hand on her son.

6. How does Ellerby react at the "special" Saturday practice when Brittain and his lane members bow for prayer before beginning their set?

7. According to his mother, what attribute does the narrator possess that his father did not?

8. Before visiting his friend in the hospital, how long had it been since the narrator had been on the psychiatric unit and why had he been there?

9. How does the narrator describe his hospitalized friend without spirit in her eyes?

10. What is Ms. Lemry's initial argument to Mark when he tries to drop the CAT class?

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