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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 did the person in #46 find it difficult to do?
(a) Leave for college.
(b) Ask a girl on a date.
(c) Offer condolences to Jack.
(d) Try out for sports.

2. Jack left on his trip on a Thursday and was supposed to return on _________________.
(a) Saturday.
(b) Sunday.
(c) Monday.
(d) Wednesday.

3. Why does Wanda Jo put up with Jack's poor treatment of her?
(a) She is bored.
(b) She hopes that he will ask her to marry him.
(c) She doesn't know anyone else she wants to date.
(d) She has very low self esteem.

4. What is the sheriff doing when he gets a call about Jack Burdette?
(a) Coaching Little League.
(b) Taking a nap.
(c) Eating dinner.
(d) Mowing the lawn.

5. What event has traumatized the girl in #68?
(a) A cancer diagnosis.
(b) Her father's death.
(c) A car accident.
(d) Her mother's death.

Short Answer Questions

1. From where was Jack's father returning when he was killed?

2. What did one of Jack's teachers do out of frustration of having him in her class?

3. Why did Jack become a hero in Holt?

4. What was a usual result of Jack's behavior in school?

5. Why were Jack's friends not happy with the arrangements of meeting in Jack's room?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the sheriff treat Jack when he finds him?

2. What negative behavior characteristics does Jack show through his actions?

3. Who was Wanda Jo Evans and what role did she play in Jack's life?

4. How does the sheriff's treatment of Jack indicate what most of the townspeople feel about him?

5. What does Ralph Bird do when he spots Jack back in Holt?

6. What is the purpose of Jack's trip to Tulsa?

7. What is revealed about Jack's parentage when the author uses a flashback in Chapter 2?

8. What happens that gives Wanda Jo a glimmer of hope regarding a life with Jack?

9. Why did Jack and his friends steal a refrigerator?

10. What does Jack's marriage to Jessie indicate to Wanda Jo?

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