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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. The author lists which of the following as one of his greatest childhood fears?
(a) The dark.
(b) Abandonment.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Failure.

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

3. Freddy begins to reminisce about which of the following?
(a) School days.
(b) Childhood.
(c) Dog.
(d) Best friend.

4. The woman used to fascinate Freddy by playing with which item?
(a) Go cart.
(b) Abacus.
(c) Electricity.
(d) False teeth.

5. The region is a fictional place created by which author?
(a) Swift.
(b) Burroughs.
(c) Baum.
(d) Sheldon.

Short Answer Questions

1. In later years, Freddy would come to like characters _____ of his childhood favorite.

2. Freddy named the ____ as his favorite character.

3. What major event caused the upheaval of the Buechner family?

4. Which of these things is not mentioned as being absent from paradise?

5. How many children were there in Mr. Buechner's family?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the scenario around the death of Freddy's father.

2. Examine the author's tale of the suppression of grief following his father's death. How does the family run away from the situation?

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

4. What is Freddy's opinion of his father?

5. What situations have been faced by Grandma Buechner? What is the woman's personality?

6. How does the lack of a permanent home affect the author?

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

8. How does Buechner refer to the exact moment when time begins to exist for him?

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

10. How does Freddy's dependency upon his parents affect him in a negative way?

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