76 pages 2 hours read

Nick Hornby

About a Boy

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1998

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Multiple Choice

1. Which of the following is one of the prime similarities between Will and Marcus?

A) They are both superficial.

B) They are both social “outcasts.”

C) They are both bullied.

D) They both despise London’s culture.

2. How does Will earn a living?

A) He lives off royalties from his father’s Christmas song.

B) He lives off royalties from his mother’s novel.

C) He is a child psychiatrist.

D) He is the founder of “SPAT.”

3. Which musician does Ellie most admire?

A) Eddie Vedder

B) Freddie Mercury

C) Kurt Cobain

D) Noel Gallagher

4. Identify the correct series of events:

A) Will dates Suzie; Will dates Rachel; Will befriends Marcus

B) Will dates Rachel; Will dates Suzie; Will befriends Marcus

C) Will dates Suzie; Will befriends Marcus; Will dates Rachel

D) Will befriends Marcus; Will dates Suzie; Will dates Rachel

5. Which of the following adjectives best describes Fiona?

A) Traditional

B) Modern

C) Capitalist

D) Bohemian

6. What is the primary reason that Marcus keeps visiting Will despite his mother’s concerns?

A) He enjoys the television shows that Will watches.

B) He wants to avoid being around his mother.

C) He thinks that Will can stop him from being bullied.

D) He hopes that Will can provide him with dating advice.

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