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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the psychiatrist recommend to Cecilia's parents?
(a) That she go on anti-depressants.
(b) That they relax their rules.
(c) That they keep a closer eye on her.
(d) That she be hospitalized.

2. Which boy is the only one who has been allowed into the Lisbon home?
(a) Joe Larson.
(b) Peter Sissen.
(c) Paul Baldino.
(d) Dominic Palazzolo.

3. What is Cecilia holding when she is taken to the hospital?
(a) A picture of the Virgin Mary.
(b) A book.
(c) A stuffed animal.
(d) A rosary.

4. Where do the boys congregate after changing out of their party clothes?
(a) Chase Buell's roof.
(b) The Lisbons' yard.
(c) Paul Baldino's home.
(d) Mr. Larson's Oldsmobile.

5. Where is Dominic from?
(a) France.
(b) Brazil.
(c) Greece.
(d) Italy.

6. What does Cecilia do for the majority of the afternoon on the day she died?
(a) She reads a magazine.
(b) She helps decorate the house.
(c) She takes a bath.
(d) She takes a nap.

7. From where do the boys watch the paramedics arrive at the Lisbon house?
(a) The Lisbons' porch.
(b) The Lisbons' yard.
(c) The roof of the neighbors' house.
(d) Mr. Larson's Oldsmobile.

8. What does Dominic do to prove his love?
(a) He buys her expensive jewelry.
(b) He fights another boy.
(c) He serenades her.
(d) He jumps off the roof of his house.

9. Which sister interrupts one of the boys in his search through their bathroom?
(a) Lux.
(b) Mary.
(c) Cecilia.
(d) Therese.

10. What is Mrs. Lisbon's reaction to Cecilia's asking to leave the party?
(a) She doesn't care.
(b) She is angry.
(c) She is surprised.
(d) She is sad.

11. What is one of Cecilia's major subjects near the end of the diary?
(a) Her feelings of depression.
(b) Her crush on Dominic Palazzano.
(c) Baseball.
(d) The dying elm trees.

12. Which sister has her own bedroom?
(a) Therese.
(b) Bonnie.
(c) Mary.
(d) Cecilia.

13. Who is Mr. Alton?
(a) The minister at the Lisbons' church.
(b) The funeral director.
(c) One of the paramedics.
(d) The cemetery workers' union leader.

14. What is Mrs. Lisbon serving at the party?
(a) Punch.
(b) Cheese and crackers.
(c) Soda.
(d) Pizza.

15. How do people know that Cecilia has attempted suicide a second time?
(a) One of her sisters finds her.
(b) They hear her fall.
(c) They see it happen.
(d) They hear her scream.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Lisbon say was Cecilia's state of mind the day she killed herself?

2. How much time elapses between the first Lisbon girl's attempt at suicide and the last Lisbon girl's attempt?

3. What does Mrs. Lisbon notice about her daughter's appearance inside the casket?

4. What happens just as the paramedics arrive?

5. When, according to the boys, had "the majority of the dying" occurred?

(see the answer keys)

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