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Garth Stein
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whidbey Island is approximately how far north of Seattle?
(a) 200 miles.
(b) 30 miles.
(c) 100 miles.
(d) 60 miles.

2. Who takes over the household and caring for Zoë after Eve falls ill in Chapter 12?
(a) Denny.
(b) Enzo.
(c) Mr. and Mrs. Swift.
(d) Trish and Maxwell.

3. Denny aspires to be a professional in what sport?
(a) Horse racing.
(b) Race car driving.
(c) Football.
(d) Basketball.

4. Who almost doesn't recognize Eve when she comes home from the hospital in Chapter 23?
(a) Jessie.
(b) Steve.
(c) Zoë.
(d) Enzo.

5. Why does Zoë refuse to eat her chicken nuggets in Chapter 14?
(a) The dog licked them.
(b) She is spoiled.
(c) She is vegetarian.
(d) They are rancid.

6. In what race did Ayrton Senna da Silva die?
(a) The 1995 Monaco Grand Prix.
(b) The 1993 Grand Prix of Europe.
(c) The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
(d) The 1989 Daytona 500.

7. In Chapter 10, Enzo explains the finesse and consciousness necessary to handle a car that is what?
(a) Entering a spin.
(b) Going uphill.
(c) Floating on ice.
(d) Losing speed.

8. Eve complains about what in Chapter 16?
(a) Enzo's bladder problems.
(b) Denny leaves town too often.
(c) Enzo's breath.
(d) Zoë's schooling.

9. It is Zoë's first day of what in Chapter 22?
(a) Second grade.
(b) Kindergarten.
(c) Preschool.
(d) Junior high school,

10. What 15 year-old cousin of Eve's shows romantic interest in Denny in Chapter 25?
(a) Trish.
(b) Zoë.
(c) Sarah.
(d) Annika.

11. In Chapter 17, Enzo tells the story of the Slippery Slabs at what location?
(a) Anderson Creek.
(b) Puget Sound.
(c) Sacramento River.
(d) Denny Creek.

12. What is Enzo's favorite race of all time?
(a) The 1993 Grand Prix of Europe.
(b) The 1995 Monaco Grand Prix.
(c) The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
(d) The 1989 Daytona 500.

13. Who does Zoë say is her best friend in Chapter 22?
(a) Chrissy.
(b) Michelle.
(c) Sarah.
(d) Jessie.

14. Enzo states his belief that dogs deserve to have what in Chapter 5?
(a) Thumbs.
(b) Secretaries.
(c) Belly rubs.
(d) Freedom.

15. What causes Denny to feel uncertain of his future as a professional driver in Chapter 16?
(a) A second-place finish.
(b) A dead-last finish.
(c) A fourth-place finish.
(d) A third-place finish.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to a literary device in which an author indistinctly suggests certain plot developments that might come later in the story?

2. What refers to an injury to the brain or spinal cord due to jarring from a blow, fall, or the like?

3. On the day of the Slippery Slabs, who becomes injured?

4. Who is Enzo's second favorite movie actor?

5. In Chapter 21, Enzo remembers an especially glorious day with Zoë, saying, "We danced and laughed and ran and pretended to be" what?

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