The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Goolrick's parents never buy for him?
(a) A new pair of shoes.
(b) A car.
(c) A bicycle.
(d) A new suit.

2. What happened to the cream?
(a) It would spoil.
(b) It would melt.
(c) It would coagulate.
(d) It would separate.

3. What day was bridge day?
(a) Saturday.
(b) Wednesday.
(c) Sunday.
(d) Tuesday.

4. How old was Goolrick when he was molested?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) Sixteen.
(d) Ten.

5. What does Mother do after Goolrick goes to college?
(a) Befriends his lover.
(b) Tells his father he is gay.
(c) Betrays his lover.
(d) Kills his lover.

6. What does Goolrick grow to despise?
(a) The taste of bourbon.
(b) The casual touch of strangers.
(c) The smell of burning hair.
(d) The touch of loved ones.

7. Why was town an exciting place?
(a) It was a big city.
(b) There were often fights.
(c) There were other people.
(d) There were lots of drug addicts.

8. What is the final question of the chapter?
(a) "Why did I go on?"
(b) "What did they go on?"
(c) "How did they go on?"
(d) "How did I go on?"

9. What word do the Goolrick's use instead of fabrics?
(a) Patterns.
(b) Mediums.
(c) Materials.
(d) Cloths.

10. What did the children eat with the newly made butter?
(a) Crackers.
(b) Toast.
(c) Pancakes.
(d) Fresh bread.

11. What does mother threaten to do?
(a) Kill his lover.
(b) Tell his father.
(c) Throw him out.
(d) Call the police and institutionalize Goolrick.

12. How does Goolrick get home that day?
(a) He rides his bike.
(b) He takes the bus.
(c) He calls his mother.
(d) He walks.

13. What did Goolrick's grandfather do to earn a medal?
(a) Fought in the war.
(b) Died in the war.
(c) Helped cure yellow fever.
(d) Saved a family from a burning building.

14. When Goolrick was hospitalized, what did his aunt think caused his breakdown?
(a) His breakup with his lover.
(b) His car accident.
(c) His mother's breast cancer.
(d) His addiction.

15. What does Mrs. Lackman do to the young man who accidentally wets himself?
(a) Forces him to strip in front of other children.
(b) Ridicules him.
(c) Changes him.
(d) Allows him to go home.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the students have to bring on Butter Day?

2. What did George accuse Goolrick of saying?

3. How long has Goolrick lived alone?

4. What did Goolrick's father do in one of the pageants?

5. Why goes Goolrick call walking by the river "violently sexy" (pg. 135)?

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