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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. 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?
(a) The hug with his mother.
(b) His mother's money.
(c) Ms. Gold's gifts.
(d) The attention he received in the courtroom.

2. When Big Larry and David return home, who is angry with them?
(a) Lilian.
(b) Chris.
(c) Connie.
(d) Larry Junior.

3. Why is David relieved when Mr. Zeigler tells him he's going to tell the class about his abuse?
(a) David is ashamed of what they think of him because he had been dirty, ragged, and hungry.
(b) David wants everyone to know his mother is mean.
(c) David is a bully and feels sorry for his actions.
(d) David is afraid of his classmates.

4. Why doesn't David want Ms. Gold to tell the court about his abuse?
(a) He's afraid his mother will hurt him.
(b) She was the one abusing him.
(c) She told him she was going to lie.
(d) He told her lies.

5. The boy steals this object while at the pizza bar:
(a) Salami and bread.
(b) A quarter.
(c) A dollar.
(d) A dime.

Short Answer Questions

1. David and the other children at Aunt Mary's house like to steal what items from the grocery store?

2. How long did David wait for his visitor to arrive at the Catanzes'?

3. Who tells the boy "It hasn't the guts to go?"

4. Who tormented David and called him a wimp for not fighting his mother?

5. Before his court hearing, where does David want to be placed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. In New Beginnings, David tells about some of the torment his mother put him through. What did David feel was an accident when he didn't finish the dishes fast enough?

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

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

8. Why didn't David understand simple terms, such as "grounded?"

9. 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."

10. David's abuse wasn't reported until he was 12 years old. Why didn't anyone report the abuse sooner?

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