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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 happens after Joseph Koljaiczak hides under Anna Bronksi's skirts?
(a) Anna slaps him.
(b) The police catch him.
(c) Anna becomes pregnant with Oskar's mother.
(d) He catches a disease.

2. Each day, Oskar sees the school children outside. What does he feel toward these children?
(a) Envy.
(b) Appreciation.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Hate.

3. What happens to Bronski after the Post Office was captured by the Germans?
(a) He dies from his injury.
(b) He is excuted.
(c) He is released.
(d) He marries Anna.

4. What does Oskar expect to receive for Christmas?
(a) A new trumpet.
(b) Nothing.
(c) A new drum.
(d) Books.

5. How does Oskar try to force a miscarriage of Maria's pregnancy?
(a) Poisons her.
(b) Drops a bag of potatoes on her stomach.
(c) Punches her.
(d) Kicks her off a ladder.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Oskar's mother refuse to go in a certain room of the house?

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

3. As an adult, what does Oskar do with his old drums?

4. When does Kobyella, the janitor, die?

5. How does Oskar say he dealt with not being about to find him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Oskar become the leader of the Dusters?

2. What is a significant portrait that Oskar modeled for and who modeled with him?

3. Why does Oskar lose weight while he is in the hospital?

4. What two things are the result of Oskar's fall down the cellar steps?

5. What happens to Oskar when he finds the leather belt in Sister Dorothea's room?

6. What happens to Oskar as the other men are taken away by the soldiers?

7. Explain the situation with Miss Pioch and Willie Volmer.

8. What does the Rottweiler do for Oskar?

9. As the story begins, the reader immediately learns that the narrator is in a mental hospital. How does Oskar wish to change his room and are his changes something that would be expected?

10. What was Oskar's mother's diet like after Easter?

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