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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the only thing of Toby's in the house?
(a) His Scout uniform.
(b) His old brown loafers.
(c) Old report cards.
(d) There is nothing of Toby's left in the house.
2. Why does Rosemary campaign for Senator Jackson and John F. Kennedy?
(a) She wants to spend time away from Dwight.
(b) She is attracted to Kennedy.
(c) They are hopeful.
(d) She believes they will change the world.
3. What does Toby realize about the fence Mr. Welsh's children are building?
(a) It is unsound and will never stand.
(b) Toby and his friends had destroyed the fence without realizing it.
(c) It serves no purpose other than to occupy the children's time.
(d) It symbolizes Mr. Welsh's futile attempts to protect his family from the world.
4. Which of the following does Toby NOT do in Dwight's house?
(a) Make a sandwich.
(b) Look in his old room.
(c) Vandalize Dwight's room.
(d) Read Pearl's diary.
5. What does Norma ask Rosemary?
(a) How to raise a family.
(b) What advice Rosemary can give Norma about marrying Kenneth.
(c) Why Rosemary married Dwight.
(d) How old Rosemary was when she first married.
6. How does Toby spend his $80?
(a) On food and games.
(b) On two bus tickets to Alaska.
(c) He loses it in a poker game.
(d) He buys souvenirs for Pearl.
7. Toby's older friends are most interested in:
(a) Getting Toby drunk and helping him lose his virginity.
(b) Teasing younger students.
(c) Stealing from local stores.
(d) Picking fights.
8. Whenever Rosemary suggests that Toby go for a ride with Dwight, all Toby can think of is:
(a) Bearing the consequences of his mother's actions.
(b) Dwight taking Champion for a ride in the car and shooting him.
(c) Realizing that his mother doesn't love him.
(d) Every time he's ridden with Dwight when Dwight is drunk.
9. Which of the following does Chuck NOT do after he talks with the sheriff?
(b) Tell the "Wolfman" that he loves him.
(c) Pound his fists on the floor of his room.
10. After getting Dwight's car stuck in a ditch, Toby sings instead of cursing because:
(a) An older woman hears him curse and scolds him.
(b) He remembers how Sister James frowned on cursing.
(c) It makes him feel better than cursing.
(d) Champion becomes upset when Toby swears.
11. Why does Mr. Bolger want Chuck to marry Tina?
(a) It is the right thing to do.
(b) Chuck confesses to Mr. Bolger that he knows he is the father.
(c) Mr. Bolger knows Chuck will be the best husband for Tina.
(d) Mr. Bolger doesn't want Chuck to leave for college.
12. What is Geoffrey's plan for Toby?
(a) Geoffrey wants Toby to live with their father.
(b) He wants Toby to attend prep school.
(c) Geoffrey wants both of them to run away together.
(d) He wants Toby to apply to Princeton.
13. What event prompts Rosemary to declare she and Toby will leave Dwight's house?
(a) Dwight beats Toby for drinking some of his Old Crow.
(b) Rosemary is offered a job in Seattle.
(c) Toby falls and lands on his injured arm when Dwight pushes him.
(d) Dwight threatens to kill Rosemary.
14. How does Dwight react when he finds out Toby got Dwight's car stuck in a ditch?
(a) He hides the car keys.
(b) He lectures Toby about "stealing" the car.
(c) He grounds Toby.
(d) He beats Toby and leaves him.
15. As Geoffrey and Toby communicate more and more, what does Toby realize about his brother?
(a) Their father doesn't like either of his sons.
(b) Geoffrey's life has been much easier than Toby's.
(c) Geoffrey is as much of a liar as Toby.
(d) Geoffrey wants to see Toby.
Short Answer Questions
1. What convinces Rosemary that she does not want to spend time with Arthur and Geoffrey?
2. Which of the following things can Toby not forgive himself for?
3. Why does Mrs. Howard make Toby uncomfortable?
4. What does Father Karl suggest when Toby cannot tell him that he wants money, success, and acceptance out of life?
5. When Dwight takes Pearl with him to Seattle, he says he wants to see Norma. Pearl knows that:
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