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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who has never fired a starter pistol before?
(a) Cash's sister.
(b) Cash's boss.
(c) Cash.
(d) Louise.

2. Who continue to have terrible disagreements in "Clancy and the Tower of Babel"?
(a) Nora and Clancy.
(b) Clancy and all of the tenants.
(c) Mr. Rowantree and Bobby.
(d) James Clancy and Mr. Rowantree.

3. What is the name of Mr. Rowantree's friend?
(a) Clancy.
(b) Nora.
(c) Jim.
(d) Bobby.

4. Whose fight prompts a call to police?
(a) Mr. Lawton and the new housekeeper.
(b) Amy and the new housekeeper.
(c) Any and her mom.
(d) Amy and Mr. Lawton.

5. What does James Clancy do at his job?
(a) Mailroom worker.
(b) Elevator operator.
(c) Clerk.
(d) Assistant.

6. What frustrates Louise?
(a) Cash's family.
(b) The family's finances.
(c) Cash's fame.
(d) Her children.

7. What is the name of the Malloy's daughter?
(a) Alice.
(b) Mildred-Rose.
(c) Irene.
(d) Diane.

8. What does James Clancy realize at the end of the story?
(a) To find a new job.
(b) To clearly state his feelings.
(c) To mind his own business.
(d) That the tenants are nice.

9. What are the Whitemore's family goals?
(a) They want to get a dog.
(b) They don't want children.
(c) They want to have a child.
(d) They want five children.

10. The Whittmores want to have two of what?
(a) Cars.
(b) Children.
(c) Homes.
(d) Cats.

11. Why are the Malloys traveling?
(a) They are running from police.
(b) They are sightseeing.
(c) They are moving.
(d) Evarts has written a play and has interest in it.

12. What does Diana call Lawrence?
(a) Chaddy.
(b) Tifty.
(c) Larry.
(d) Little Jesus.

13. Who will Clarissa be spending the summer with?
(a) Her mother-in-law.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Her boyfriend.
(d) She will be alone.

14. How old is the Malloy's daughter?
(a) 3.
(b) 5.
(c) 10.
(d) 15.

15. Where did the Whitemores meet?
(a) Indiana.
(b) Manhatten.
(c) California.
(d) The Midwest.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where country do the immigrants come from in "Clancy in the Tower of Babel"?

2. Where does James Clancy get a job?

3. What upsets Irene?

4. Where are the Malloys traveling to?

5. What grade is Amy Lawton in?

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