Over My Dead Body [43 Old Cemetery Road]

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  • 1. 

    The author tells you this is a ___________ on the first page of the book.

    • A.

      Ghost

    • B.

      Scary

    • C.

      Love

    • D.

      Adventure

    Correct Answer
    A. Ghost
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ghost" because the author specifically mentions it on the first page of the book. This suggests that the book is centered around or involves ghosts in some way.

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  • 2. 

    Why was Olive Spence haunting her house and the town of Ghastly?

    • A.

      She vowed to haunt her house and the town until one of her mysteries was published.

    • B.

      She lost the man she loved.

    • C.

      She died an untimely death.

    • D.

      She was waiting for her dead body to be found.

    Correct Answer
    A. She vowed to haunt her house and the town until one of her mysteries was published.
    Explanation
    Olive Spence was haunting her house and the town of Ghastly because she had made a vow to do so until one of her mysteries was published. This suggests that Olive was a writer and had a strong desire for her work to be recognized and acknowledged. Her unfulfilled wish to have one of her mysteries published drove her to haunt the place until her goal was achieved.

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  • 3. 

    Why wouldn't Olive let the Hopes see her?

    • A.

      She thought they were greedy.

    • B.

      She was afraid they would be able to make her leave.

    • C.

      She didn't trust them.

    • D.

      She didn't like them.

    Correct Answer
    A. She thought they were greedy.
    Explanation
    Olive wouldn't let the Hopes see her because she thought they were greedy. This implies that Olive believed the Hopes had ulterior motives and would likely take advantage of her in some way. Therefore, she chose to distance herself from them to protect herself from their perceived greediness.

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  • 4. 

    Ignatius B. Grumply was a ___________________________.

    • A.

      Famous author

    • B.

      Famous artist

    • C.

      Famous pianist

    • D.

      Famous teacher

    Correct Answer
    A. Famous author
    Explanation
    Ignatius B. Grumply being a famous author is indicated by the fact that his name includes an initial indicating a middle name, which is a common practice among authors. Additionally, the question does not provide any information about his proficiency in art, music, or teaching, further supporting the conclusion that he is a famous author.

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  • 5. 

    Olive and Ignatius wrote a book togther and Seymour _________________________.

    • A.

      Drew the pictures.

    • B.

      Told the story.

    • C.

      Wrote a song.

    • D.

      Played under the table.

    Correct Answer
    A. Drew the pictures.
    Explanation
    Based on the information given, Olive and Ignatius wrote a book together. The question is asking what Seymour did in relation to the book. The correct answer, "drew the pictures," suggests that Seymour was responsible for creating the illustrations for the book.

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  • 6. 

    What holiday did Dick Tater cancle?

    • A.

      Halloween

    • B.

      Christmas

    • C.

      Thanksgiving

    • D.

      Easter

    Correct Answer
    A. Halloween
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Halloween because the question asks which holiday Dick Tater canceled, and Halloween is the only holiday listed among the options.

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  • 7. 

    Where did Seymour's parents go?

    • A.

      To Europe on a lecture tour.

    • B.

      On a book tour.

    • C.

      They went to New York to visit friends.

    • D.

      They went to Florida on vacation.

    Correct Answer
    A. To Europe on a lecture tour.
    Explanation
    Seymour's parents went to Europe on a lecture tour. This means that they traveled to Europe in order to give lectures or presentations on a specific topic or subject. This suggests that they are academics or experts in their field and have been invited to speak at various locations in Europe. It is likely that they will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with audiences in different countries during their tour.

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  • 8. 

    This book is a collection of ___________________________.

    • A.

      All of these

    • B.

      News paper articals

    • C.

      Letters

    • D.

      Picture stores by Symour.

    Correct Answer
    A. All of these
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of these." This book is a collection of various types of content, including newspaper articles, letters, and picture stories by Seymour.

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  • 9. 

    Mr. Tater sent Mr. Grumply to _________________________.

    • A.

      The Illinois Home for the Deranged.

    • B.

      The post office.

    • C.

      Jail.

    • D.

      The hospital.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Illinois Home for the Deranged.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the Illinois Home for the Deranged." This suggests that Mr. Tater sent Mr. Grumply to a mental health facility or asylum in Illinois. This implies that Mr. Grumply may have exhibited behavior or mental health issues that required him to be placed in a specialized institution for treatment and care.

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  • 10. 

    Mr. Tater sent Seymour Hope to ____________________.

    • A.

      The Ghastly Orphanage.

    • B.

      School

    • C.

      His parents in Europe.

    • D.

      To his aunt in Ney York.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Ghastly Orphanage.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Ghastly Orphanage. This suggests that Mr. Tater sent Seymour Hope to the Ghastly Orphanage for some reason. The context of the question implies that this was a deliberate decision made by Mr. Tater, possibly indicating that he believed it was the best place for Seymour to go.

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  • 11. 

    Why did Mr. Tater lock up Ignatious in the mental hospital? .

    • A.

      Because he told him he had fallen in love with a ghost.

    • B.

      Because he didn't like him.

    • C.

      Because he wanted to buy the house.

    • D.

      Because he was trying to get his book notes.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because he told him he had fallen in love with a ghost.
    Explanation
    Mr. Tater locked up Ignatious in the mental hospital because Ignatious told him that he had fallen in love with a ghost. This suggests that Mr. Tater considered Ignatious's claim to be in love with a ghost as a sign of mental instability or delusion, leading him to believe that Ignatious needed to be confined in a mental hospital for his own well-being.

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  • 12. 

    Where did Olive hide her manuscripts?

    • A.

      In her coffin.

    • B.

      In a trunk in the attic.

    • C.

      In a drawer in her dresser.

    • D.

      In a hat box.

    Correct Answer
    A. In her coffin.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "In her coffin." This suggests that Olive hid her manuscripts in a place that is not commonly associated with storing documents. Hiding them in her coffin implies that she wanted to keep them secret or perhaps wanted them to be discovered after her death. This unconventional hiding spot adds an element of mystery and intrigue to the story.

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  • 13. 

    What did Mr Tater do to prove that Olive didn't exist?

    • A.

      He had her grave opened.

    • B.

      He had all her work burned.

    • C.

      He made everyone burn all their ghost stories.

    • D.

      He wrote a story saying she didn't exist.

    Correct Answer
    A. He had her grave opened.
    Explanation
    Mr. Tater proved that Olive didn't exist by having her grave opened. This action would provide evidence that Olive was not buried there, indicating that she may not have existed at all. By physically verifying the absence of her remains, Mr. Tater would have solid proof that Olive was not a real person.

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  • 14. 

    How old was Seymour when he was sent to the Orphanage?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      9

    Correct Answer
    A. 11
    Explanation
    Seymour was sent to the Orphanage at the age of 11.

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  • 15. 

    What did Olive do to Mr. Tater at the graveside?

    • A.

      Sprinkled him with itching powder.

    • B.

      Pushed him in the grave.

    • C.

      Pulled his hat down over his head.

    • D.

      Yelled in his ear.

    Correct Answer
    A. Sprinkled him with itching powder.
    Explanation
    Olive sprinkled Mr. Tater with itching powder at the graveside.

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  • 16. 

    What happened to Mr. Tater?

    • A.

      He was sent to the Illinois Home for the Deranged.

    • B.

      He was cheared as a hero.

    • C.

      He was arrested for opening a grave.

    • D.

      He was scared to death.

    Correct Answer
    A. He was sent to the Illinois Home for the Deranged.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He was sent to the Illinois Home for the Deranged." This suggests that something happened to Mr. Tater that led to his placement in a mental institution. It implies that his actions or behavior were deemed abnormal or deranged, resulting in his confinement at the Illinois Home.

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  • 17. 

    How did Olive and Ignatius keep Seymours parents from taking him with them?

    • A.

      They adopted him.

    • B.

      They hid him.

    • C.

      They sent Seymour away so they couldn't find him.

    • D.

      The told the police what bad parents they were.

    Correct Answer
    A. They adopted him.
    Explanation
    Olive and Ignatius kept Seymour's parents from taking him with them by adopting him. By legally becoming his parents, Olive and Ignatius gained custody and control over Seymour, preventing his biological parents from taking him away.

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