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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 3, Oskar is in the hospital and his friends come to visit. What gift does Klepp bring him?
(a) A new drum.
(b) Stationary.
(c) Books.
(d) A jazz recorder.

2. What does Greff do on Sundays in the winter?
(a) Feeds to poor.
(b) Bathe naked in the Baltic.
(c) Goes to church.
(d) Rest.

3. Oskar spends much of his time alone, drumming up and down the steps of his apartment building. How many steps does Oskar's building have?
(a) About 35 steps.
(b) Over 100 steps.
(c) Too many to count.
(d) Only 5 steps.

4. At the beginning of Chapter 17, what does Maria bring Oskar?
(a) A new drum.
(b) The newspaper.
(c) Flowers.
(d) A book.

5. What type of children does Oskar say are "destructive out of mischief"?
(a) Those who are bored.
(b) Those who play.
(c) Those with no discipline.
(d) Those in school.

6. While on his way home from the church one night, where does Oskar go to avoid the gang?
(a) Under a bridge.
(b) He runs home.
(c) A chocolate factory.
(d) Back to the church.

7. Who does the seven of spades represent?
(a) Bronski.
(b) Matzerath.
(c) Oskar.
(d) Anna.

8. Who at the Polish post office is able to repair Oskar's drum?
(a) A customer.
(b) A janitor.
(c) The Post Master.
(d) Bronski's manager.

9. What does Matzerath do after finding out Maria is pregnant?
(a) Forces Oskar to marry her.
(b) Sends her away.
(c) Marries her.
(d) Fires her.

10. As an adult, what does Oskar do with his old drums?
(a) Keeps them.
(b) Throws them out.
(c) Numbers and stores them in the basement.
(d) Gives them to the needy.

11. How does Oskar say he dealt with not being about to find him?
(a) He talked to his mama.
(b) He Cried.
(c) By drumming.
(d) He just continued searching.

12. When Oskar's first drum breaks and his parents think he might be cut by it, what do his parents use to try to bribe him into giving up his drum?
(a) A new drum.
(b) Chocolate.
(c) A teddy bear.
(d) A visit to the zoo.

13. Why does Oskar think Victor will denounce him?
(a) He killed his father.
(b) He betrayed his father.
(c) He is paranoid.
(d) He was not sent to jail.

14. While on the road with the midget troupe, who does Oskar sleep with?
(a) Bebra
(b) Roswitha.
(c) Maria.
(d) A solider.

15. What wakes Oskar up after he falls asleep in the mail room of the post office?
(a) The mail carriers.
(b) Thunder.
(c) Machine gun fire.
(d) Bronski.

Short Answer Questions

1. During their conversation at the beginning of the book, where does Oskar say Bruno "derived all his inspiration"?

2. When Oskar disappears with the midget troupe, what do the police think?

3. What does Oskar say he does to make it through his day?

4. What type of existence does Oskar live after his mother's death?

5. What does the midget troupe wear?

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