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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. Why is George Hazelwood the leader of the gang?
(a) He is intelligent.
(b) He is rich.
(c) He is powerful.
(d) He is fat.

2. What happened to brother at college?
(a) He was kicked out.
(b) He was valedictorian.
(c) He graduated.
(d) He was killed.

3. Who saved George's life that day?
(a) Iona Freeland.
(b) Kathleen McKenna.
(c) Judy Garland.
(d) Jennifer Dench.

4. What excuse did the Goolrick children use to convince their parents to buy them things?
(a) They said their friends had it.
(b) They threatened to run away.
(c) They said they needed it for school.
(d) They said they wanted it.

5. Why goes Goolrick call walking by the river "violently sexy" (pg. 135)?
(a) Everything by the river was erotic.
(b) The river was dirty.
(c) The river was wavy.
(d) The river was a flood zone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What allowed the family to begin going to the beach for three weeks a year?

2. Whom does Goolrick wonder about, in terms of how she went on making herself breakfast, even after she knew what happened?

3. What did Goolrick's grandfather do to earn a medal?

4. What does Goolrick grow to despise?

5. What did Goolrick fantasize about his parents?

Short Essay Questions

1. Summarize Goolrick's experiences during kindergarten and first grade.

2. Describe Mrs. Lackman's son.

3. Explain what happens when Goolrick tells his mother about the blood when he goes to the bathroom.

4. Explain what happened to Goolrick when he was four years old.

5. Describe the events that took place with Roy and Goolrick's brother in the field.

6. Explain the confrontation between Goolrick and his mother in the first grade.

7. What seems to be Goolrick's primary premise in "How I Went On"?

8. Describe Goolrick's reply to George's threat.

9. What does Goolrick mean by "how did they thrive so long, and then fail" at the end of this chapter?

10. Explain that pageants of Mrs. Lackman's classes.

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