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Dave Pelzer
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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. Where does the boy end up when he leaves the Pelzer household?
(a) The church.
(b) The pizza bar.
(c) The supermarket.
(d) The Russian River.

2. How much money did Lillian Catanze receive to buy David clothes?
(a) $527.
(b) $42.
(c) $127.
(d) $317.

3. What room was the boy forced to sleep in?
(a) The kitchen.
(b) The basement.
(c) The garage.
(d) The porch.

4. Why does David feel that Ms. Gold is his angel?
(a) She is kind to him.
(b) She is his mother.
(c) She is mean to him.
(d) She is his foster parent.

5. How did David's mother react at the trial?
(a) She denied everything and blamed it all on David.
(b) She gave him up without a fight.
(c) She was happy to have him out of her life.
(d) She was arrested and thrown in jail.

Short Answer Questions

1. David had mixed emotions about his abuse being reported. Who was he afraid would be angry when they found out?

2. When David makes his telephone call, he is too scared to dial the numbers. Who dialed the number for him?

3. When David left the courtroom, his mother loaded him down with toys and clothes. He enjoyed these gifts, but cherished something else more. What was it?

4. What did David feel like towards his family as he rode to his trial?

5. In foster care, who is David not allowed to have contact with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the date August 21, 1973 important to David?

2. David notes in the chapter entitled Adrift, that Rudy seems angry at him. Why is Rudy angry with David?

3. David and Big Larry come up with a plan. What was the plan called, and what were the details of the plan?

4. In An Angel named Ms. Gold, why did David feel he should be placed in jail?

5. What emotion(s) is David's mother trying to convey when she gives him new toys, clothes, and advice after his trial?

6. In The Run Away Chapter, why does David feel he deserves his punishments?

7. Why does David dread commercial breaks?

8. In Chapter 1, David gives a description of his home life and calls himself his "Mother's prisoner." Give three examples of how David was his "Mother's prisoner."

9. Why does David's father allow the abuse to persist?

10. After David's custody trial, what does he say to Ms. Gold?

(see the answer keys)

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