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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mother feel in her house?
(a) Grateful.
(b) Content.
(c) Miserable.
(d) Frustrated.

2. Why did Mother get married?
(a) She was in love.
(b) All of these.
(c) She wanted to make her father angry.
(d) She needed money.

3. What do Paul and Barrett often talk about?
(a) Politics.
(b) Horse racing.
(c) Money.
(d) Raising cats.

4. Where does Barrett think Paul got his talent?
(a) Education.
(b) Heaven.
(c) Nature.
(d) Hell.

5. What happens to Paul's eyes when he plays with his favorite toy?
(a) They brighten up.
(b) They glaze over.
(c) They turn dark.
(d) They close.

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

7. What does Joan do when Paul tells his uncle what she taught him?
(a) Blushes.
(b) Laughs.
(c) Runs away.
(d) Hits him.

8. What branch of military was Barrett involved in?
(a) The Air Force.
(b) The Navy.
(c) The Army.
(d) The Marines.

9. What does Mother have a hard time giving her children?
(a) Food.
(b) Toys.
(c) Love.
(d) Clothing.

10. What disintegrates shortly after Mother gets married?
(a) Her relationship with her husband.
(b) Her ties to her family.
(c) Her good looks.
(d) Her goals and dreams.

11. How many children does mother have?
(a) 5.
(b) 4.
(c) 6.
(d) 3.

12. What does Mother say was her biggest mistake?
(a) Having children.
(b) Getting married.
(c) Not going to school.
(d) Learning to sing.

13. How are Joan and Paul related?
(a) She is his sister.
(b) She is his cousin.
(c) She is his nanny.
(d) She is his aunt.

14. When is the only time Barrett has lost on his bets?
(a) When Paul is not certain.
(b) When he doesn't sleep well.
(c) When the weather is bad.
(d) When he doesn't go to church.

15. What does Mother love to buy for her children?
(a) All of these.
(b) Toys.
(c) Clothes.
(d) Books.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Barrett safeguard unsure bets?

2. What is Paul's favorite toy made of?

3. Where is the first place Paul's uncle takes him?

4. Why did someone put Paul's family in debt?

5. What kind of hair does Paul have?

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