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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. As Toby recalls the night his mother packed, what song does he remember her singing?
(a) "Amazing Grace."
(b) "That's All Right, Mama."
(c) "All My Exes Live in Texas."
(d) "Hey, Good Looking."

2. What one item in the trailer looks like it is not sterile?
(a) The lighting.
(b) A bookshelf.
(c) The door.
(d) The plexiglass.

3. What is the appearance of the sideshow ticket salesperson?
(a) Very young.
(b) Fat.
(c) Old.
(d) Skinny.

4. What does Wayne compare war to so Cal can understand it?
(a) Football.
(b) Playing with little green Army soldier toys.
(c) Water balloon fights.
(d) Fighting with Toby.

5. What human comparison does Tara use to try to understand the magnitude of the featured sideshow person?
(a) Barney.
(b) Santa Claus.
(c) Uncle Billy.
(d) Elvis.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Paulie give Ferris an envelope of money?

2. Why is Mr. Wilson in a good mood in Chapter 5?

3. What gets torn when Cal disturbs Kate in Chapter 4?

4. What was hauling the sideshow trailer?

5. What kind of walls block off the sideshow boy from the visitors?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Toby finally reads the letter from his mom in Chapter 11, what does he learn?

2. What is the town rumor about Miss Myrtie Mae?

3. What stereotype does Toby realize he has held regarding Juan and what does he realize is the truth?

4. As Toby and Scarlett swing on her front porch, what does Scarlett talk about?

5. What is unusual about the letter Toby writes in Chapter 8?

6. What are Antler's major downtown businesses?

7. How do Toby and Cal try to determine whether Zachary really is the fattest boy in the world?

8. Discuss the development of Gossimer Lake.

9. Why has Antler's population dwindled?

10. What is the first food item the boys leave on the trailer step for Zachary"

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