The Dead Boys Book By Royce Buckingham

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The Dead Boys Quizzes & Trivia

Royce Buckingham is definitely one of the authors with a captivating sense of writing. The book, ‘The Dead Boys’ is definitely something to show for it. Take up the test to see how much of it you can actually remember.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which boy though still alive could not be rescued?
    • A. 

      Joey who had been drained to nearly the end.

    • B. 

      Sloot had become 'one” with the tree.

    • C. 

      Henry, who preferred life as a bully.

    • D. 

      Walter, who preferred life in the tree to the real world.

  • 2. 
    When did Officer Barnes finally believe Teddy had found the boys?
    • A. 

      When Teddy showed him Albert's bleached bones at the river.

    • B. 

      When Teddy explained why he had taken the knife from Hank.

    • C. 

      When Teddy showed him the newspaper articles and named them.

    • D. 

      When Teddy led him to where each boy had died and found them.

  • 3. 
    Why did Albert try to help Teddy escape the tree?
    • A. 

      Albert wanted Teddy to take his place feeding the tree.

    • B. 

      Albert was waiting for the right moment to hand Teddy over to the tree.

    • C. 

      Albert was sure Teddy had been the one to shove him into the river.

    • D. 

      Teddy was the only person who had shown him any kindness.

  • 4. 
    What were the only weapons of defense that Teddy had?
    • A. 

      Flashlight, bug spray, hatchet and rope.

    • B. 

      Shotgun, long knife, and dynamite.

    • C. 

      Flares, firecrackers, and Pepper Spray.

    • D. 

      WD-40, Mace, Pepper Spray and a slingshot.

  • 5. 
    Why did the boys obey the tree's commands?
    • A. 

      The tree had destroyed their minds so they were helpless.

    • B. 

      It was a magic tree from which they had no defense.

    • C. 

      If they didn't, the tree would drain all the life force from them.

    • D. 

      They revered the tree and wanted to keep it alive.

  • 6. 
    What is the task that the tree has sent the boys to do?
    • A. 

      Bring Teddy to the tree for the tree to feed on.

    • B. 

      Find a new source of water for the tree that is dying.

    • C. 

      Capture two more boys to feed to the tree.

    • D. 

      Chase Teddy away so that Barnes won't try to cut it down.

  • 7. 
    What disturbing pattern did Teddy discover at the cemetery?
    • A. 

      The missing boys were all 12 years old and had disappeared at the same time.

    • B. 

      The missing boys were 12 years old, disappearing at 10 year intervals.

    • C. 

      The missing boys had all been found in the tree at 10 year intervals.

    • D. 

      The missing boys had all been buried in the same cemetery.

  • 8. 
    What did Teddy realize about Hank the repairman?
    • A. 

      Hank was the adult version of the bully he'd met at the river.

    • B. 

      Hank was also the sheriff who had been angry with him.

    • C. 

      Hank was very interested in his mother.

    • D. 

      Hank did not know much about repairing air conditioners.

  • 9. 
    How did Albert want Teddy to escape the bullies?
    • A. 

      By calling 911 with his cell phone.

    • B. 

      By screaming for help to the other kids in the park.

    • C. 

      By swimming in the Columbia River.

    • D. 

      By biking away on his bicycle.

  • 10. 
    What environmental issue does this story highlight?
    • A. 

      The effects of dry wind and blowing sands on plant life.

    • B. 

      The psychological effects of radioactivity on people's minds.

    • C. 

      The loneliness of life on the Hanford Site for the children of workers.

    • D. 

      The effects of leaking radioactive waste on plant life.

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