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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. When does Kobyella, the janitor, die?
(a) During the gun fight.
(b) During a skat game.
(c) Many years after the war.
(d) Immediately after the war.

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

3. What does Oskar think is the most remarkable thing grownups ever produced?
(a) Works of art.
(b) Clocks.
(c) Drums.
(d) Building.

4. Oskar describes his tin drum as the kind that is bought in what type of store?
(a) Dime Store.
(b) Music Store.
(c) Grocery Store.
(d) Consignment Store,

5. In the beginning of Chapter 1, Oskar, states that he is in a mental hospital and is being watched. How does he feel about the person watching him?
(a) His is fond of the person watching.
(b) He despises the person watching.
(c) He wishes the person watching was real.
(d) He resents the person watching.

Short Answer Questions

1. Oskar possesses a special gift that he uses when upset over someone taking his drum. What is this gift?

2. In Chapter 17, who does Oskar find to assist with the search of his mother?

3. What does Oskar expect to receive for Christmas?

4. What do the solider seal in the walls of each pillbox building they build?

5. After Hebert's funeral, what does Meyn do after becoming too drunk?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What did Oskar and his father find at one of the stores during Krystal Nacht?

3. What does Oskar do when he does not receive drums for Christmas?

4. What does Rasputin teach Oskar?

5. During the skat game, Bronski loses because of what distraction?

6. What is Maria's reaction when Oskar puts the homemade fizz powder in his hand and spits in it?

7. What is the scene like in the Post Office as the Germans invade?

8. Oskar spends a lot of time talking about his family history. One significant member of his family is Jan Bronski. How is Jan related to Oskar's mother and how does Oskar describe this character?

9. Why does the Board of Health want to commit Oskar?

10. What was the result of Oskar's drumming under the rostrums?

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