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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does not believe in retribution?
(a) Mrs. Zamora.
(b) Brent.
(c) Mr. Zamora.
(d) Mr. Bishop.

2. At the beginning of Chapter 3, where is Brent?
(a) Riding on a bus.
(b) At the police station.
(c) In a hospital emergency room.
(d) In heaven.

3. Who is Miss Gill?
(a) A friend of Mrs. Zamora.
(b) A court mediator.
(c) A judge.
(d) A probation officer.

4. Which scientist does Alexandra compare to Stephanie?
(a) Jonathan Salk.
(b) Jacques Cousteau.
(c) Madame Curie.
(d) Albert Einstein.

5. At the end of Chapter 1, what is Brent attempting to do?
(a) Run over a pedestrian.
(b) Make a U-turn.
(c) Commit suicide.
(d) Find the right exit.

6. Who makes Lea lots of wooden toys, including her whirligig?
(a) Her brother.
(b) Her grandfather.
(c) Her favorite uncle.
(d) Her father.

7. Who believes that everything happens for a reason?
(a) Mrs. Zamora.
(b) Mr. Zamora.
(c) Brent.
(d) Mr. Bishop.

8. In what grade is Stephanie at the beginning of Chapter 2?
(a) Eighth grade.
(b) Sixth grade.
(c) Tenth grade.
(d) Ninth grade.

9. According to Brent, what are now mysterious gifts?
(a) Rainbows.
(b) Mornings.
(c) Sunsets.
(d) Evenings.

10. What has been on the man's mind for weeks?
(a) A robin.
(b) Money.
(c) A seagull.
(d) A shearwater bird.

11. In Chapter 3, following the accident, how does Brent feel around strangers?
(a) Like a brave hero.
(b) Like an outcast.
(c) Like a murderer.
(d) Like a misunderstood child.

12. At the beginning of Chapter 4, what is the man doing?
(a) Sweeping the street.
(b) Driving in the country.
(c) Watching the evening news.
(d) Walking the beach.

13. How does Brent celebrate his seventeenth birthday?
(a) Not at all.
(b) With his parents.
(c) Listening to music.
(d) In the hospital.

14. What does Brent want from the judge?
(a) Punishment.
(b) Restitution.
(c) Leniency.
(d) Probation.

15. Where does the man work when he is fourteen years old?
(a) At a restaurant.
(b) At a retail store.
(c) At the local newspaper.
(d) At the shoe shop.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Brent arrives at the party, what are the colors of everyone's clothes?

2. Which character is befriending Stephanie?

3. What kind of car does Brent's dad drive?

4. What carries words away like seeds in visualization?

5. What happens that changes his wife's temperament?

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