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Robert Goolrick
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Goolrick purchase for his parents for which they never thanked him?
(a) Stocks.
(b) Clothing.
(c) A house.
(d) Cars.

2. Where did Goolrick's brother serve when he was in the military?
(a) Germany.
(b) Italy.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) Spain.

3. What caused Goolrick to cry at the hospital?
(a) His therapists reassurances.
(b) His lover's denial.
(c) His father's anger.
(d) His mother's phone call.

4. What did mother once pull from her ribcage?
(a) A rusted carpet tack.
(b) Scissors.
(c) A pine needle.
(d) A nail.

5. What happened often to the boys when they played a game down by the river with rocks?
(a) They would accidentally drop rocks on their heads.
(b) They would be tattled on by the girls.
(c) They would be arrested.
(d) They would die.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did mother make at the end of month when they were short on money?

2. What does Dodo do that the other children cannot do?

3. What therapy does the other person endure in the hospital?

4. What does Goolrick note about the young man in the glass room?

5. What kind of coat did mother have that she was proud of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Goolrick is somewhat of a star in the hospital.

2. Describe Goolrick's relationship with his female lover.

3. Explain what Goolrick means when he talks about the mystery of how most people carry on.

4. Explain why Goolrick is surprised at his emotions following his father's death.

5. Explain why Goolrick's parents were so angry with him for writing his first book.

6. Explain what Goolrick meant when he said "things took on a magical quality" (pg 104).

7. Explain Goolrick's initial reaction to his friend's attempt, and his later reactions.

8. Explain the situation that led to Goolrick's cutting behaviors.

9. Describe Goolrick's parents as he describes them by the end of the chapter.

10. Describe the event with mother's blue and green striped dress.

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