Where You Once Belonged: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Jack's father not see until it was too late?
(a) An intruder.
(b) A gang of boys in a car.
(c) A semi-trailer.
(d) A train coming down the tracks.

2. Why does Jack move out of his mother's house?
(a) He wants to live with his girlfriend.
(b) She married a man he doesn't like.
(c) She is too strict.
(d) He went to college.

3. What does Jack do with the young woman in #88?
(a) He buys her a car.
(b) He marries her.
(c) He takes her to Hawaii.
(d) He gives her a job.

4. How long has the girl in #75 taken care of things for Jack?
(a) 6 months.
(b) 12 years.
(c) 8 years.
(d) 3 years.

5. Where does Pat get a job after college?
(a) His father's newspaper.
(b) A hospital.
(c) A magazine.
(d) A law firm.

6. Jack's father was a/an ____________________.
(a) alcoholic.
(b) mechanic.
(c) minister.
(d) teacher.

7. Who was the son of the owner of the town's newspaper?
(a) Paul Arbuckle.
(b) Phil Arbuckle.
(c) Peter Arbuckle.
(d) Pat Arbuckle.

8. In what month of the year did Jack's father die?
(a) March.
(b) February.
(c) December.
(d) July.

9. What did one of Jack's teachers do out of frustration of having him in her class?
(a) She switched classes.
(b) She called in sick a lot.
(c) She worked in the office.
(d) She resigned.

10. What is a quality that Jack possesses?
(a) Public speaking skills.
(b) Mechanical skills.
(c) Charm.
(d) Musical ability.

11. What surprises Wanda Jo about Jack's return to town?
(a) He bought her an engagement ring.
(b) He bought a new suit.
(c) He is married.
(d) He has a new car.

12. What did the girl in #28 get in return for doing Jack's homework?
(a) Jack's romantic attentions.
(b) Football game tickets.
(c) Money.
(d) Homecoming queen title.

13. What do Jack and his friends steal from Burcham Scott's house?
(a) A refrigerator.
(b) A car.
(c) A stereo.
(d) A gas grill.

14. Who is the author of "Where You Once Belonged"?
(a) Kent Haruf.
(b) Kurt Hingham.
(c) Kirk Houston.
(d) Kent Harrison.

15. What was Jack scheduled to do upon his return home from his trip?
(a) Sign the loan papers for his house.
(b) Attend a parent-teacher conference.
(c) Present at a board meeting.
(d) Have a dental procedure.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the sheriff doing when he gets a call about Jack Burdette?

2. What type of vehicle does the person in #2 drive?

3. What color is the vehicle in #5?

4. What kind of behavior does Wanda Jo exhibit after she hears the news about Jack?

5. Who is the character who drives into town at the beginning of the novel?

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