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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Mother say she is not successful?
(a) Her family is dead.
(b) She was never sent to school.
(c) She has a short attention span.
(d) Her husband is unlucky.

2. Who whispers that they need more?
(a) The church.
(b) The house.
(c) Mother.
(d) The children.

3. Who does Mother like to lord over?
(a) Her siblings.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Everyone in town.
(d) Her children.

4. What makes Mother such an unlikable character?
(a) She is not pretty.
(b) She doesn't like her children.
(c) She is young.
(d) She is manipulative.

5. What does Paul tell his uncle he knows a lot about?
(a) Betting.
(b) Money.
(c) Horses.
(d) Politics.

6. What is strange about what Paul makes his first bet on with his Uncle?
(a) It is an old rider.
(b) It is a past winner.
(c) It is an outsider.
(d) It is a young horse.

7. What military branch was Paul's uncle involved in?
(a) The Marines.
(b) The Army.
(c) The Air Force.
(d) The Navy.

8. What does Paul think he has found through the betting?
(a) Money.
(b) Luck.
(c) Success.
(d) Love.

9. Where is the first place Paul's uncle takes him?
(a) Washington.
(b) Ford.
(c) Lincoln.
(d) Adams.

10. Who stores Paul's share of his winnings?
(a) His uncle.
(b) A bank.
(c) Barrett.
(d) Jean.

11. Who is Mother's most important servant?
(a) The butler.
(b) The nanny.
(c) The maid.
(d) The cook.

12. Why did someone put Paul's family in debt?
(a) To help others.
(b) To gamble.
(c) To pay for schooling.
(d) To keep up appearances.

13. Who put Paul's family in debt?
(a) His father.
(b) His uncle.
(c) His nanny.
(d) His mother.

14. What is Mother trying to do when she tells Paul he has something she needs?
(a) Get rid of him,
(b) Motivate him.
(c) Distract him.
(d) Humor him.

15. Who does Mother say gave Paul what she needs from him?
(a) Her uncle.
(b) God.
(c) Herself.
(d) His father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Paul and Barrett often talk about?

2. Who tells Paul's uncle about what he and Barrett talk about?

3. What does Paul's uncle call him when he sees Paul with his favorite toy?

4. What happened to Mother after she got married?

5. What does Mother say was her biggest mistake?

(see the answer keys)

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