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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. Buechner recalls that the empty house was as frail as _____.
(a) Paper.
(b) Kleenex.
(c) Rose petals.
(d) Onion skins.

2. Freddy compares his grandmother to which object?
(a) Thunderstorm.
(b) Sapling.
(c) Rock.
(d) Breeze.

3. What hymn was often sung to Freddy and his brother?
(a) Old Rugged Cross.
(b) Amazing Grace.
(c) Rock of Ages.
(d) When the Saints Go Marching in.

4. Buechner often told people his father died from which of the following?
(a) Stroke.
(b) Mugging.
(c) Heart trouble.
(d) War wounds.

5. The author recalls snacking on ____ chocolate and French bread.
(a) German.
(b) Hershey's.
(c) Swiss.
(d) English.

Short Answer Questions

1. A person's interaction with another leaves a long lasting mark on one's _____.

2. The clock on Buechner's wall was shaped like which of the following?

3. This behavior may indicate which characteristic in Freddy?

4. Buechner also believes that the _____ continue to change.

5. What color were the slacks Mr. Buechner was wearing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Buechner's advice to his readers?

2. Discuss Freddy's stay in Bermuda. Why did the family have to leave?

3. What is Buechner's reference to Eden regarding childhood mentality?

4. Discuss Freddy's favorite book as a child. Which character was Freddy's favorite?

5. Explain the nomadic behavior of the Buechner family when Freddy was a child.

6. What does Freddy most admire about Grandma Buechner? How does Freddy view the relationship between mother and daughter-in-law?

7. Describe Buechner's experience during the morning when he was attempting to ignore the sound of the carpenters working in the house.

8. Why does Buechner use Eden as a reference? How does it relate to the way people see the world? What is the main difference between the views of adults and children?

9. Discuss the duplicity of Freddy's father and how it affects the child.

10. Did Buechner leave a suicide note? If so, where was it left and what did it say?

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