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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the name of the dog the narrator finds lying on the grass?
2. What is one of the reasons the narrator gives for finding people confusing?
(a) People speak different languages.
(b) People use metaphors when they speak.
(c) People use too many adjectives when they speak.
(d) People do not speak loud enough.
3. What type of business does Father own?
(a) An auto repair business.
(b) A laundry business.
(c) A boiler repair business.
(d) A shoe repair business.
4. What information does the narrator include on the graph in Chapter 151?
(a) How many children are in the school, by year.
(b) How many children learned to swim, by year.
(c) How many animal life forms live in the pond.
(d) How many frogs there were in the pond, by year.
5. In reflection, what does the narrator recall about his mother's temper?
(a) His mother has a quicker temper than Father.
(b) His mother was very kind and gentle.
(c) His mother always left the house when she was in a rage.
(d) His mother used to fight with his father a lot.
6. What words describe the demeanor of the narrator's father on the ride home from the police headquarters?
(a) Withdrawn and silent.
(b) Excited and talkative.
(c) Silent and passive.
(d) Engaged and captivated.
7. According to the narrator, what four moods does the dog have?
(a) Sad, mad, concetrating, and envy.
(b) Mad, sad, happy, and cross.
(c) Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating.
(d) Cross, concentrating, caring, and happy.
8. Why is the narrator's father frustrated by the time they reach home from the police headquarters?
(a) Because the neighbors are asking them questions when they reach their home.
(b) Because the narrator keeps asking questions about the dog's death.
(c) Because the narrator will not answer Father's questions about the dog's death.
(d) Because the narrator will not admit why he was arrested.
9. Why did the narrator like the grass?
(a) Because it is dry and cold.
(b) Because it is wet and cold.
(c) Because it is dry and warm.
(d) Because it is wet and warm.
10. What is the name of Mrs. Alexander's dog?
11. What was on the front cover the card the narrator sent to his mother while she was in the hospital?
(a) Pictures of shoes.
(b) Pictures of flowers.
(c) Pictures of birds.
(d) Pictures of cars.
12. How does Mrs. Alexander respond when the narrator asks if Mrs. Shears killed his mother?
(a) Mrs. Alexander admits that Mrs. Shears did kill his mother.
(b) Mrs. Alexander admits that Mrs. Shears did not kill his mother.
(c) Mrs. Shears admits that she did not know the narrator's mother.
(d) Mrs. Alexander did not know the narrator's mother was dead.
13. What types of books does the narrator mostly read?
(a) Science and math books.
(b) Books about animals and people.
(c) Math and biology books.
(d) Books about plants and animals.
14. Why doesn't the narrator think he could make his story into a short novel?
(a) Because it is too short to be a short novel.
(b) Because it does not have a proper ending.
(c) Because he does not think it would make a good short story.
(d) Because he wants to write a longer novel.
15. Why does the narrator say prime numbers are considered military material?
(a) Because the military can only use prime numbers in their written documents.
(b) Because they are used in codes.
(c) Because primary numbers are easier for individuals in the military to remember.
(d) Because the military only uses prime numbers.
Short Answer Questions
1. What memory of his mother does the narrator recall in Chapter 113?
2. Why was Mrs. Gascoyne initially not going to allow the narrator to take the A-level exam?
3. In Chapter 79, what is Father doing when the narrator returns home?
4. What is the narrator's favorite book?
5. The type of day the narrator has depends on the number of cars he passes on the way to school. What are the two types of days that he has?
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