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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what kind of "tour" is Mr. Lisbon taken on in Chapter 2?
(a) A tour of local churches.
(b) A tour of area cemeteries.
(c) A tour of the hospital.
(d) A tour of the funeral home.

2. What reassuring noise do Mr. and Mrs. Lisbon hear as the girls get ready for the party?
(a) Hairdryers.
(b) The girls arguing with one another.
(c) Loud disco music.
(d) Cecilia's bracelets jangling.

3. Why do Mr. and Mrs. Lisbon not find Cecilia's demeanor during the party strange?
(a) She isn't feeling well.
(b) She is always quiet with company.
(c) She is on drugs that made her sleepy.
(d) She is just as sociable as usual.

4. What accessory is Cecilia wearing at the party?
(a) Scarves.
(b) Necklaces.
(c) Rings.
(d) Bracelets.

5. What does Mrs. Lisbon notice about her daughter's appearance inside the casket?
(a) Her bitten fingernails.
(b) Her chapped lips.
(c) Her bony knees.
(d) Her dry skin.

6. How does Cecilia first attempt suicide?
(a) Taking sleeping pills.
(b) Hanging herself.
(c) Slitting her wrists.
(d) Jumping out of her window.

7. How does Cecilia succeed in killing herself?
(a) She impales herself on a fence.
(b) She hangs herself.
(c) She slits her wrists.
(d) She takes sleeping pills.

8. How long before her death does Cecilia begin writing her diary?
(a) A year and a half.
(b) Nine months.
(c) Two years.
(d) Six months.

9. What happens just as the paramedics arrive?
(a) It begins to rain.
(b) The telephone rings.
(c) The Lisbons' sprinkler system goes on.
(d) The ice cream truck comes down the street.

10. When, according to the boys, had "the majority of the dying" occurred?
(a) During the Vietnam War.
(b) During the Korean War.
(c) During World War II.
(d) During a major influenza epidemic.

11. Which of the Lisbon girls is the first to attempt suicide?
(a) Lux.
(b) Cecilia.
(c) Therese.
(d) Mary.

12. What prompts Lux to write all over her binder and her underwear?
(a) Watching a movie with her favorite actor.
(b) Hearing a new song she loved.
(c) Seeing a boy with his shirt off.
(d) Stroking a whale.

13. Which girl has a secret stash of makeup under the bathroom sink?
(a) Bonnie.
(b) Mary.
(c) Lux.
(d) Cecilia.

14. Who finds Cecilia's body first?
(a) Paul Baldino.
(b) Cecilia's sisters.
(c) Mrs. Lisbon.
(d) Mr. Lisbon.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Mrs. Lisbon serving at the party?

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

3. Who files past Cecilia's open casket?

4. Which Lisbon sister used a depilatory wax?

5. On whom does Dominic Palazzano have a crush?

(see the answer keys)

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