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Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What concept, which appeared in a newspaper column, does the narrator explain in Chapter 101?
(a) The Sean Carter Problem.
(b) The Johnson Solor System Theory.
(c) The Netwon James Theory.
(d) The Monty Hall Problem.

2. What was the breed of the dog the narrator found on the grass?
(a) Labrador.
(b) Rottweiler.
(c) Poodle.
(d) Terrier.

3. What does Siobhan ask the narrator about at school on Monday in Chapter 149?
(a) The narrator's book.
(b) His A-level math test.
(c) The bruises on his face.
(d) The information Mrs. Alexander gave him.

4. Why did the narrator like the grass?
(a) Because it is dry and warm.
(b) Because it is wet and cold.
(c) Because it is dry and cold.
(d) Because it is wet and warm.

5. Why is the narrator's father frustrated by the time they reach home from the police headquarters?
(a) Because the narrator will not answer Father's questions about the dog's death.
(b) Because the neighbors are asking them questions when they reach their home.
(c) Because the narrator keeps asking questions about the dog's death.
(d) Because the narrator will not admit why he was arrested.

6. What does Father make the narrator promise to give up at the end of Chapter 79?
(a) Talking to Mrs. Shears.
(b) Not talking about Mr. Shears.
(c) His silly detective game.
(d) Not talking about his mother.

7. How many red cars does Christopher's bus consecutively pass on his way to school?
(a) 6.
(b) 5.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

8. Why doesn't the narrator think he could make his story into a short novel?
(a) Because he wants to write a longer novel.
(b) Because he does not think it would make a good short story.
(c) Because it does not have a proper ending.
(d) Because it is too short to be a short novel.

9. What is one of the reasons the narrator gives for finding people confusing?
(a) People speak different languages.
(b) People use too many adjectives when they speak.
(c) People use metaphors when they speak.
(d) People do not speak loud enough.

10. What does the narrator put on the kitchen table when he returns home in Chapter 127?
(a) His homework.
(b) His favorite book.
(c) His novel.
(d) His A-level test.

11. How does the narrator know the individual with his father is an inspector?
(a) He is wearing a suit, rather than a uniform.
(b) He is wearing jeans, rather than slacks.
(c) He is wearing a uniform, rather than a suit.
(d) He is not wearing a tie.

12. For how long was the narrator hugging the dog when he heard screaming?
(a) 4 minutes.
(b) 10 minutes.
(c) 8 minutes.
(d) 2 minutes.

13. How many attachments does the narrator's Swiss army knife have?
(a) 13.
(b) 15.
(c) 18.
(d) 10.

14. What type of formula does the narrator write?
(a) A formula for a population of animals.
(b) A formula for a population of schools.
(c) A formula for a population of students.
(d) A fromula for a population of teachers.

15. What reason does the narrator give for having a pond at school?
(a) It helps the children learn how to care for the environment.
(b) It helps the children learn how to treat animals with kindness and respect.
(c) It helps children learn to swim.
(d) It helps the children learn about different animal life forms.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mrs. Alexander respond when the narrator asks if Mrs. Shears killed his mother?

2. What profession does the narrator tell his readers he would be good at?

3. Why does the narrator say he uses prime numbers?

4. What drawing is the narrator carrying with him at the police headquarters?

5. At the end of Chapter 67, who does the narrator think killed the dog?

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