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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 does Palmer believe he will receive from lasting out his time with Farquar?
(a) Respect from Dorothy.
(b) The honor and respect of the other kids.
(c) A birthday party at school.
(d) A new bike.
2. With what ritual do the boys in town associate Farquar?
(a) The Playground Bully.
(b) The BIrthday Spankings.
(c) The Birthday Cake.
(d) The Treatment.
3. In Palmer's dream, what does a pigeon's eye look like?
(a) A coat button, blue with an orange center.
(b) A shirt button, orange with a black dot in the center.
(c) A shirt button, black with an orange dot in the center.
(d) A coat button, orange with a black ring around it.
4. What does Palmer give Dorothy to use in hopes of getting Nipper to stand on her head?
(a) A handful of Frankenbursts.
(b) A few peanuts.
(c) A piece of candy.
(d) A piece of cotton for her ear.
5. How does Palmer behave after chasing the bird down the street?
(a) He pretends nothing happened.
(b) He laughs at Mutto for swallowing his gum.
(c) He pretends he hates pigeons.
(d) He screams at Beans for scaring him.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Palmer's pigeon sleep?
2. What diversion does Palmer create to keep the gang from coming to his house?
3. With whom does Palmer attend his second pigeon shoot?
4. What story do people tell about Arthur at the pigeon shoot one summer before he is a wringer?
5. What playground equipment do Palmer and the gang play on the afternoon of his party?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Palmer returns from Beans' birthday party he finds Dorothy waiting in his room. She sarcastically calls him Snots and talks about his gang. What does she say, and what does she really mean?
2. When the boys find Farquar, he is on the soccer field and all but Palmer rush over to see him. Why does Palmer lag behind? What is he experiencing walking onto the field?
3. Palmer finally becomes old enough to read the inscription on his father's trophy in the den. What did he pretend it said when he was younger? What does it really say? How does Palmer respond to learning what the words actually are?
4. In Chapter 15, Palmer goes through a series of emotional reactions to the pigeon tapping on his window. What are some of those reactions?
5. What chores does Palmer offer to do for himself? Why does he offer to take care of his own room?
6. Once he has decided to name and keep Nipper, Palmer realizes he must divert the gang from coming to his house. Why does he want to keep the boys away? What are some of the excuses he invents?
7. What is The Treatment? What does it mean to Palmer to receive The Treatment? What does Palmer get after getting through The Treatment?
8. 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?
9. In Chapter Three, Palmer joins his new friends out on the street. When Beans asks about Dorothy, Palmer does not answer at first. How does Palmer initially react to the gang's behavior toward Dorothy? Why does he join them as they run down the street after their prank?
10. 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?
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