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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mr. Lisbon find Cecilia doing in preparation for the party?
(a) Cleaning.
(b) Tying balloons to the ceiling.
(c) Baking cookies.
(d) Hanging streamers.

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

3. Where are the scars Cecilia tried to hide?
(a) On her wrists.
(b) On her legs.
(c) On her neck.
(d) On her face.

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

5. Whose late arrival gives life to the party?
(a) Joe.
(b) Jeff Maldrum.
(c) Sammy "the Shark" Baldino.
(d) Dominic Palazzano.

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

7. Who, in the boys' collective memory, has died recently?
(a) Family dogs.
(b) A grandmother.
(c) A great-uncle.
(d) A town librarian.

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

9. How many times is Dominic Palazzano mentioned in Cecilia's diary?
(a) Twice.
(b) Once.
(c) Never.
(d) Three times.

10. 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.

11. What do the paramedics do first upon arriving at the Lisbon house?
(a) Saw off the stake on which Cecilia is impaled.
(b) Give sedatives to Mr. and Mrs. Lisbon.
(c) Attempt to give Cecilia mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
(d) Use shock paddles to restart Cecilia's heart.

12. What is Mr. Lisbon's hobby?
(a) Photography.
(b) Crossword puzzles.
(c) Cooking.
(d) Whittling.

13. What does Mr. Lisbon show the boys during the party?
(a) His tools.
(b) The girls' bronzed baby shoes.
(c) An autographed baseball.
(d) Old photographs.

14. Where is Cecilia during the majority of the party?
(a) In her bedroom.
(b) On a barstool.
(c) In a corner.
(d) On the couch.

15. What does Cecilia do after leaving the party before going upstairs?
(a) She eats a cookie.
(b) She watches a TV program.
(c) She drinks some pear juice.
(d) She writes a note for her family.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Dominic from?

2. Which of these is NOT something the boys get Joe to do?

3. What accessory is Cecilia wearing at the party?

4. Why are the neighborhood children kept from the funeral?

5. Which of the following drawings is not found in Cecilia's diary?

(see the answer keys)

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