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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 condition does Palmer's mother place on his having a tenth birthday party?
(a) He must invite Dorothy.
(b) He must invite his cousins.
(c) He must invite two other friends from his class at school.
(d) He must not invite Beans.

2. For what does Palmer thank Henry?
(a) The warning on his birthday cake.
(b) His birthday present.
(c) Answering his questions.
(d) Not messing up his room on the search.

3. What does Palmer do when he knows the bird circling the field is Nipper?
(a) He waves and cries out for his bird.
(b) He calls for his parents and points at the bird.
(c) He runs off the field hoping Nipper will chase him.
(d) He covers his face hoping Nipper will not land and be shot.

4. How has Palmer's dad been treating him since Nipper left?
(a) He has behaved as he always does.
(b) He has been disappointed in Palmer.
(c) He has been affectionate, tousling his hair and rubbing his shoulders.
(d) He has been distant and aloof.

5. How do many of the pigeons come out of the boxes for the shoot?
(a) They are flying away faster than they shooters can shoot.
(b) They walk out, look around, then fly away.
(c) They are flying circles overhead and diving down to the shooters.
(d) They are walking about or pecking for food rather than flying.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Dorothy and Palmer decide to do with Nipper?

2. What does Palmer imagine the gang is doing while he is hiding from them?

3. What do the kids call the teacher of the class?

4. The next day as they leave on their bikes, where do Palmer and Dorothy tell their families they are going?

5. What does Palmer decide to wear to school on the last day?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Palmer react when his mother tells he she and his father have known about Nipper for months?

2. Palmer has an emotional roller coaster ride when he recognizes Nipper flying above the field. What different feelings wash over him including finally holding Nipper in his hands again?

3. What do the boys learn in wringer school? Who teaches the class? What does the teacher tell the boys is most important part of being a wringer?

4. Palmer knows a lot about pigeons. What kinds of things does he know about releasing a pigeon so the bird will not be able to return home? How does he use this information with Nipper?

5. When Palmer attends the pigeon shoot this year, what does he come to realize about his memories of shoots from years passed?

6. Palmer explains to Dorothy that he is conflicted about school ending. What is the conflict he feels? At the end of the chapter, the narrator says "But another school was about to begin." Can you guess what this school is, and why it is beginning?

7. When the boys line up to practice wringing a pigeon's neck, Palmer lines up with them. What is this experience like for Palmer?

8. After refusing The Treatment and leaving the gang, Palmer again places Nipper's needs above his. What does he decide to do next?

9. What does Palmer find written on the icing of his cake later in the evening of his birthday? Who does he believe wrote it? What does he think it means?

10. When the gang finds out from Palmer what he did in school to deserve an after-school punishment, how do they react? How does Palmer feel? What else does he do in order to stay in school a little longer?

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