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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. How was Mother raised?
(a) In an orphanage.
(b) In a boarding school.
(c) In poverty.
(d) In luxury.

2. When does Barrett make big bets?
(a) When Paul is certain.
(b) When Oscar makes the same bet.
(c) When he gets paid.
(d) When the weather is right.

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

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

5. What is Barrett's job?
(a) Cook.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Butler.
(d) Gardener.

Short Answer Questions

1. What branch of military was Barrett involved in?

2. Why doesn't Barrett answer all of Paul's uncle's questions about Paul?

3. What is strange about what Paul makes his first bet on with his Uncle?

4. What does Joan do when Paul tells his uncle what she taught him?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Paul tell Oscar about Barrett?

2. What is Paul's main motivation in life?

3. Why does Mother say she is so poor?

4. What does Paul invite Oscar to do while at the races?

5. Who is Mother's most important servant, and why?

6. How does Paul play with his favorite toy?

7. Why does Uncle Oscar choose to talk to Barrett?

8. What does Mother do to try and make her children happy?

9. How does Oscar respond when he sees what Paul's first bet at the horse races is?

10. What is Oscar addicted to?

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