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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. With what ritual do the boys in town associate Farquar?
(a) The Playground Bully.
(b) The Treatment.
(c) The Birthday Cake.
(d) The BIrthday Spankings.

2. How does Palmer's dad respond when Palmer asks him if he was a wringer?
(a) He tells Palmer yes, and explains how much he liked it.
(b) He tells Palmer yes, and assures him he will be one, too.
(c) He tells Palmer no, he does not believe in wringing.
(d) He tells Palmer no, and Palmer does not have to be a wringer, either.

3. Before going to sleep, what does Palmer do with his flashlight?
(a) Checks outside his window.
(b) Checks the bathroom.
(c) Checks inside his closet.
(d) Checks his parent's room.

4. What does Palmer say to Nipper when the bird comes home after his flight over the town?
(a) "You are my pigeon and I love you."
(b) "You are a stupid pigeon."
(c) "You cannot come here to eat anymore."
(d) "You are not leaving this room again."

5. As Palmer and the gang continue treestumping and teasing Dorothy, what does Palmer expect to happen?
(a) They would be aksed to go to the school counselor.
(b) They would all get bored and do something else.
(c) They would be joined by other kids.
(d) They would all be suspended from school.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Palmer get for Christmas from his parents?

2. Where did Arthur put the body of the first ever pigeon whose neck he had rung?

3. Who does Palmer find in his room when he comes home from Beans's party?

4. Who is Fishface?

5. Where do the gang go after Beans has opened his presents?

Short Essay Questions

1. Beans begins to escalate the treestumping of Dorothy to get a reaction from her, but she gives him none. His cruel behavior escalates until Dorothy finally does react. What is her reaction, and how does this affect Palmer?

2. When the gang attacks Dorothy with snow balls on the first day of school, Palmer joins in without hesitation. How does he rationalize his behavior toward her?

3. Palmer tries to explain to Dorothy why he cannot tell people he does not want to be a wringer. What kinds of pressure does he feel? How does he think people will react?

4. What chores does Palmer offer to do for himself? Why does he offer to take care of his own room?

5. How does Palmer come up with the name for his pigeon? What do people feel about animals when they name them? How does Palmer feel about his pigeon?

6. How does Palmer resolve his problems of meeting his friends at the cannon on the day of the pigeon shoot? Why? What do we learn about Palmer?

7. Palmer begins to identify a certain smell associated with the pigeon shoot. Describe the smell and how it injects itself into Palmer's life.

8. In Chapter 15, Palmer goes through a series of emotional reactions to the pigeon tapping on his window. What are some of those reactions?

9. What are some of Palmer's memories of his first pigeon shoot? What does this tell us about Palmer?

10. In Chapter Seven, how does Dorothy treat Palmer when he comes to show her his arm? How does he react?

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