The Brantwoodian Villain
(Enter answers on the line to left of each question.)
_______ 1. Jerry’s tone compares his friend Lance to:
a. a future Eagle Scout
b. a fellow Sunday School classmate
c. a brilliant student
d. a future felon
_______ 2. Jerry’s inference about Lance’s mother’s explanation of finding the gun is?
: a. Lance was truthful
b. Lance’s mother was untruthful
c. the explanation was laughable
d. the package was a gift
_______ 3. Jerry was suspicious of Lance because:
a. Lance had wicked friends
b. he beat Jerry up
c. he stole fruit
d. he was related to John Dillinger
________ 4. Lance led Jerry into crime?
(T)rue or (F)alse.
Jerry made trips to
a. on his bike
b. mostly walking
c. taking the bus
d. hitch hiking with steelworkers
________ 6. Why did the steelworkers stop?
a. to give Jerry a free ride
b. to clean their windshield
c. to pick up a friend
d. to catch Jerry and punish him
________ 7. What did Lance tell Jerry about playing with his friend’s toys?
a. “No one will find out.”
b. “His friend would wish them to.”
c. “His parents wanted them to.”
d. “They’d let their friend play with their toys when they were on vacation.”
________ 8. What did Jerry think about Lance’s sister?
a. He didn’t want her as a sitter..
b. She was a future deaconess.
c. She looked like a movie star.
d. None of the above.
_________ 9. Why did Jerry pout about Josette Lance’s sister, baby-sitting him?
a. he disliked her very much
b. she might invite Lance over
c. he used reverse psychology
________ 10.What did Jerry attribute the foundry workers’ anger to?
a. their dislike of Brantwoodians
b. the terrible winter roads
c. the improbability of three iceballs
d. drinking too much coffee
_________ 11. Why didn’t Lance lead Jerry into a life of a juvenile delinquent?
a. Lance was incarcerated in prison
b. Lance’s father was transferred
c. the steelworkers frightened him
d. he became a Cub Scout
_________ 12. How did Lance escape the steel workers?
a. He ran
b. He told them it was Jerry who did it.
c. He used a barbeque propane bottle.
d. He jumped a neighboring fence.
_________ 13. What did not describe Lance’s sister?
a. a magazine pinup girl
b. a movie starlet
c. a beautiful magazine cover model
d. an aspiring deaconess
_________ 14. What did “Light-Fingers” mean?.
a. Lance had extreme dexterity.
b. Lance played the piano artfully.
c. Lance was very skinny.
d. Lance was skilled at stealing fruit.
_________ 15. Jerry’s attitude about Lance was?
a He was extremely evil.
b. He was just like Jerry.
c. His regrettable ways were harmless
d. Jerry liked Lance because of his sister
_________ 16.What was meant by “a crook returns to the scene of his crime?”
a. Martin Cane Private Eye’s motto
b. Jerry returned to his place of crime
c. It was a popular movie of the 1950s
d. Lance was a crook
_________ 17. Why did Jerry hide his cards?
a. He didn’t want to tempt Lance.
b. He was sure Lance would steal them.
c. Some of them had been Lance’s.
d. Lance didn’t care for baseball cards.
_________ 18.John Dillinger was a ______?
a. prison warden
b. famed bank robber
d. movie star of the 1950s
_________ 19. How did Lance know his friend’s toys would be accessible?
a. His friend told him to sneak in.
b. He heard his friend mention leaving.
c. From his room across the street, Lance watched his friend leave on a vacation.
d. His friend left him a note.
_________ 20. When Jerry used the terms “riffraff”, his tone was_____.
a. aloft, haughty, and prejudiced
d. supportive of others
My 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle:
The card Lance never got.
Present value $1,000 to $2,000
Purchase price: 1953 – one cent
Value 2008: $1000 - $2000
Brantwoodian Villain Vocabulary List
1. postured posed
2. colleague associate, partner
7. detriment damage
8. topology surface character
10. perpetuated extended, continued
11. modus operandi habit, way of acting
20. riffraff commoners, undesirables