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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 do right before getting The Treatment?
(a) Rolls up both sleeves for a double treatment.
(b) Rolls down his sleeve, steps back and says no.
(c) Asks if Beans could give The Treatment this time.
(d) Rolls up his sleeves and starts to cry.
2. What do the boys run in to the den to look at again and again?
(a) Mr. LaRue's big screen television.
(b) Mr. LaRue's Sharpshooter Award.
(c) The dart board.
(d) The family portrait.
3. What does Palmer imagine while looking for Nipper in the pigeon crates?
(a) Palmer can imagine how Dorothy must be feeling.
(b) Palmer can imagine what it is like to be Nipper and shot.
(c) Palmer can imagine Beans's delight in wringing pigeons' necks.
(d) Palmer can imagine how lonely Nipper must feel.
4. What is the magic word according to the teacher of the class?
(a) "I got it!"
5. For what does Palmer thank Henry?
(a) The warning on his birthday cake.
(b) Answering his questions.
(c) Not messing up his room on the search.
(d) His birthday present.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where has Palmer hidden after running away from the gang?
2. What does Palmer do when he knows the bird circling the field is Nipper?
3. Why does Dorothy begin laughing when Palmer is talking seriously about Nipper's possible fate?
4. Where do Beans and the gang take Palmer the day after his birthday?
5. Who is on the soccer field when the gang arrives?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Palmer attempt to trick Nipper into not finding him again when he is with his friends? Describe his solution. Does it seem like this would work?
2. What example have Palmer and Nipper set for the children in the town? How can he tell his experience with Nipper has changed people's lives?
3. Who does not attend Palmer's tenth birthday party and why? What do the boys want to talk to Mr. LaRue about? How does Mr. LaRue respond?
4. When the boys line up to practice wringing a pigeon's neck, Palmer lines up with them. What is this experience like for Palmer?
5. What kinds of harassment do Beans and the gang inflict on Palmer after he has walked away from the gang? Why?
6. 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?
7. When Dorothy realizes all of the things Palmer has done to keep Nipper from harm, she calls him a hero. Why does Dorothy think Palmer is a hero? Does he feel like a hero?
8. When Palmer attends the pigeon shoot this year, what does he come to realize about his memories of shoots from years passed?
9. How does Palmer's life change after Nipper is gone?
10. Why are Dorothy and Palmer certain they must get Nipper out of town? What other options do they have?
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