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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 is the L.Q.B.S.?
(a) Lots of Questions Bill Bob Seeks.
(b) A system Gus creates to balance his life.
(c) A system Ma creates for the family to balance their lives.
(d) Long Quests Bound for Somewhere.

2. How did the three third graders get sick in "Being Educated and Gittin' Brung UP"?
(a) Eating the carp made them sick.
(b) They drank the water from the sewer.
(c) Waiting in the rain to see the carp made them sick.
(d) Handling the carp made them sick.

3. What is a dreefee?
(a) Bill Bob's security blanket.
(b) A person from another world.
(c) Bill Bob's invisible companion.
(d) A Garden Angel.

4. What does Gus do with his copy of Izaak Walton's book?
(a) He throws it out.
(b) He puts it on his father's shelf to gather cobwebs.
(c) He burns it.
(d) He gives it to his father telling him it is nonsense.

5. What kind of a dog replaced the Doberman for the surgeon?
(a) A Greyhound.
(b) A Beagle.
(c) A Chihuahua.
(d) Another Doberman.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bill Bob believe a night light is?

2. What book does Gus consider the most explosive in existence?

3. What is Bill Bob playing with when Gus finds him behind the cabin?

4. How does Henning earn his living?

5. Why does Zeke tell the story of Carolina and Henning's meeting?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens with Gus and Abe? How does Gus speak to Abe? Why does he speak to Abe in this fashion?

2. How does Gus decide that the great controversy of his parents isn't really about fishing at all?

3. What are Ma's and Henning's philosophies of death?

4. How does Gus believe that he became a fishing prodigy?

5. Why is Gus searching for the answer to death?

6. Why does Zeke tell the story of how Henning and Carolina met, and why does he tell it in the fashion that he does?

7. How does Gus describe his parents' relationship?

8. How does Gus react during the argument at dinner when he realizes that his parents only care about their own argument and not the story he is telling?

9. What does Gus see as the problem with Ma's two emotions that Gus describes in full at the end of the chapter "Being Educated & Gittin' Brung Up"?

10. How do Ma and Henning attempt to make the cabin livable for Gus?

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