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

2. Why are no bodies being buried during Chapter 2?
(a) No one had died.
(b) The ground was frozen.
(c) Cemetery workers were on strike.
(d) Everyone was being cremated.

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

4. Who files past Cecilia's open casket?
(a) Cecilia's parents.
(b) All of the mourners.
(c) The entire Lisbon family.
(d) Cecilia's sisters.

5. In what is Cecilia buried?
(a) The wedding dress she always wore.
(b) A beige dress with a lace collar.
(c) Her nightgown.
(d) A blue flowered dress.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the boys congregate after changing out of their party clothes?

2. Whose late arrival gives life to the party?

3. What does Mr. Lisbon show the boys during the party?

4. What reassuring noise do Mr. and Mrs. Lisbon hear as the girls get ready for the party?

5. Which boy is the only one who has been allowed into the Lisbon home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the adult boys discover about Mr. and Mrs. Lisbon after speaking to Mr. Lisbon?

2. When Peter Sissen reports back to the boys about his time inside the Lisbon house, what does Paul Baldino vow to do?

3. Describe a few of the changes the boys noticed at the Lisbon house after Cecilia came home from the hospital.

4. How did the boys obtain Cecilia's diary?

5. How did Cecilia Lisbon die?

6. What does the cemetery where Cecilia's service is held look like?

7. Describe the appearance of Cecilia's diary.

8. Describe Cecilia Lisbon's first attempt at suicide.

9. How did the emergency workers retrieve Cecilia's body?

10. Name three events the boys read about in Cecilia's diary.

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