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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 Dorothy suggest Palmer do to end his problem of not wanting to be a wringer?
(a) Tell everyone he does not want to wring pigeons' necks.
(b) Tell everyone he is not a murderer.
(c) Tell everyone he is moving away.
(d) Tell everyone he is allergic to birds.
2. What is the magic word according to the teacher of the class?
(c) "I got it!"
3. Who is on the soccer field when the gang arrives?
(a) The kids from the Boy Scout troop.
(b) The other ten year olds and the teacher.
(c) The gang and Mr. LaRue.
(d) The gang and Beans's father.
4. What important question does Dorothy ask Palmer as his birthday approaches?
(a) Will he invite the gang to his party?
(b) Will he introduce Nipper to everyone at the party?
(c) Will he have a party this year?
(d) WIll he invite her to his party?
5. What event happens at the shoot that gets the biggest cheer of all?
(a) The event has raised more money than any years previous.
(b) A yellow cat running onto the field and carrying away a wounded bird.
(c) A woman who is the best shooter this year.
(d) Beans wringing two pigeons at once.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Palmer's dad take him one evening, just the two of them?
2. For what does Palmer thank Henry?
3. What does Palmer hear that lets him know the visitors are gone?
4. What does Palmer's mother tell him she has seen on the stairway of the house?
5. What do Dorothy and Palmer decide to do with Nipper?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Palmer refuses The Treatment from Farquar, what does he tell Beans when he is screaming at him? Why does he run from the gang then? What does Beans yell to Palmer as he is running away?
2. 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?
3. In Chapter 29, what is Dorothy's solution to Palmer's problem? What does she do, and how does Palmer react?
4. Why are Dorothy and Palmer certain they must get Nipper out of town? What other options do they have?
5. 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?
6. How does Palmer notice his father communicates with hum during Family Fest week? How does he describe this new communication?
7. Why does Palmer begin to question his real reasons for sending Nipper away? What does he come to understand?
8. Palmer makes his plan to avoid confrontation with Beans and Mutto on the night of his birthday. What is his plan, and does it work?
9. 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?
10. 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?
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