Owen Meany MC

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John characterizes the flower children as being...

aggressive

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When she grows up, Hester becomes a...

heavy metal rocker

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What limits the believability of John's statement that Owen speaks to him and pulls him to safety when he falls in the secret passageway?

He is drunk when it happens

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What is in Mrs. Wheelwright's hand when she dies?

a television remote control

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Who does John describe as someone with a "prickly disposition" and "upheaved in a sea of sexual contradictions"

Eleanor Pribst

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What, according to Owen's parents, is remarkable about his birth?

His parents never had sex

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Who is John's biological father

Pastor Merrill

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What, according to Katherine Keeler, is John's least Christian characteristic

His lack of forgiveness

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What event causes Pastor Merrill to regain his faith in God

Seeing the dressmaker's dummy

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How does Mrs. Meany die?

she catches fire

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Which religion, according to Owen Meany, has the best memorial services for soliders?

the catholics

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Where, according to Owen Meany, is the United States "HEADED"

"TOWARDS OVERSIMPLIFICATION"

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What is the last thing Owen says before he dies?

"I CAN STILL SEE YOU!"

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What does Charlie Keeling call John

a nonpracticing homosexual

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What do Owen and John expect to hear when the ski bum asks them if they heard about Marilyn Monroe?

a dirty joke

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Which of the following does Owen Meany NOT believe is a way to "GET AMERICANS TO NOTICE ANYTHING"

free them

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In what classes does Owen Meany receive his best marks at the University of New Hampshire

Military Science

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Owen's "new" Mary Magdalene statue appears to be

stepping out of her grave

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who is the first person John Wheelwright ever sees "drop out"

Owen Meany

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John describes his Canadian church (Grace on-the-hill) as...

conservative

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who is the only character that "beats up" Owen

Hester

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what degree does John earn from the University of New Hampshire

english

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what is Owen's job at Fort Huachuca

Casualty Assistance Officer

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What does Owen mockingly call the Vietnam War "peace movement"

THE DON'T GET DRAFTED MOVEMENT

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how does Owen help keep John out of Vietnam

he cuts off John's index finger

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which of the following does NOT describe Mr. Fish

he's a doctor

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what kills sagamore

a diaper truck

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who is germaine

lydia's maid

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according to Owen Meany "NOTHING IS AS SCARY AS..."

the future

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during christmas break Owen and John become fascinated with Mrs. Brinker-Smith for her nonchalant habit of

breastfeeding

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when the students went home for christmas break, owen and john were free to find all EXCEPT the following in their dormrooms

a guinea pig

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owen criticizes the church christmas pageant for casting Mary's who were too

pretty

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owen criticizes the... for looking "LIKE THEY'RE FROM OUTER SPACE, NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSE TO BE"

turtledoves

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as "jesus", Owen refuses Mary's adoration of being

kissed

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when john reenters owen's house to find his hat, he discovers mrs. meany sitting before

tabitha's dressmakers dummy

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owen is disgusted by the brinker-smith's obsession of having sex in

all of the boys dormrooms

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in typical owen fashion, he decides to portray the character of... in dan's version of a christmas carol

the ghost of christmas future

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"in another life" john believes his mother "could have been a..."

seamstress

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when john's mother had the lead role in Angel Street, what caused her to be "terrible" in one scene

she has to wear her red dress

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why, according to john's mother, does the family switch to the Episcopalian church

because it's dan's church

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what does Owen Meany give Tabitha and Dan for their wedding present

an engraved block of granite

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what does owen "make off with" after Dan and Tabitha's wedding reception

Hester's panties

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who is Mrs. Hoyt

gravesend's first anti-war activist

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what makes everyone cover their ears at Tabitha's burial

the sounds of a nearby baseball game

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who, according to Hester, feels worse than John about Tabitha's death

Owen

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after John's mother's death, what changes about mr. meany

he never again interferes with anything owen does

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what does owen take from Dan's home after Tabitha dies

the dressmaker's dummy

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ironically, owen recalls john's grandmother wailing like a...

banshee

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john dislikes Rev. Dudley Wiggin because he is a...

Episcopalian

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tabitha and dan's wedding festivities end abruptly because all EXCEPT

snow

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john and owen's friend Harry was embarrassed by his mother's lack of

patriotic zeal

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Buzzy Thurston was another "vietnam victim" because he died...

in a car's accident

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after tabitha's funeral mr. meany takes john, hester, and owen to... beach

little boar's head

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john reveals that he once dated... daughter

chief pike's

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owen and john express a shared contempt for the catholic church based upon all EXCEPT

forced dress code

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owen refers to the nuns at st. michael's as

penguins

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owen hated palm sunday for all of the following reasons EXCEPT

the sadness of mary

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owen discoers that he can alter his peer's draft cards allowing them to

drink

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What does harriet wheelwright despise "above all things"

lack of effort

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what tv show do both Mrs. Wheelwright and Owen love

liberace

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john must attend Gravesend High school for a year before being accepted to Gravesend Academy. What is the reason, according to dan, owen must wait a year

physical immaturity

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what reason does owen give john for being afraid of nuns

"THEY'RE UNNATURAL"

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why do the Eastmans stop going to the Carribean

Hester begins dating a "black boatman"

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what does owen have by the end of the summer of 1958 that is astonishing

muscles

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what is NOT a nickname Owen receives at Gravesend Academy

grades master

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who replaces the headmaster of gravesend academy when owen and john are juniors

randy white

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what does owen hate about spring

it means he has to go back to work in the quarries

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what is most true about paster merrill's preaching philosophy

doubt is the essence of faith

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what is owean meany's reaction to john f kennedy's inaugural address

"NO MORE SARCASM MASTER"

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what church does john join once he moves to canada

the anglican church

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who was john and owen's sunday school teacher

mrs. walker

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what is owen meany's strongest baseball "skill"

walking

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what is the first name of john's grandmother

harriet

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where does john's mother SAY she meets his father

on the Boston & Maine

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how does john describe owen's voice in chapter 1

"murdered mice, coming back to life..."

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according to owen meany, his parents leave the catholic church due to a

"UNSPEAKABLE OUTRAGE"

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how does john's mother interact with owen

she touches him

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what is the "instrument of death"

a baseball

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what is john's mother's nickname

tabby

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who is dan needham

tabitha's husband

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what "prop" does dan needham give john when he first meets him

an armadillo

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who is not one of john's cousins

nicholas

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hester is described as all EXCEPT the following

shy and reserved

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when hester first meets owen, she

screams

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when owen first plays hide and seek with john's cousins, and he is tickled by hester he

wets his pants

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when owen returns johns armadillo the... are missing

claws

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john narrative is told from the first person narrative voice. where is he living as he writes as an adult

toronto

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when owen and john are seniors in high school, owen's skepticism regarding the vietnam war is punctated when they witness their first... on tv

firing squad

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john never served during the vietnam war (t/f)

true

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what is similar about the two roles owen plays during the christmas season

they're both non speaking parts

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why does john believe that dan often affectionately touches owen

because dan senses owen is not touched at home

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who feeds harold crosby his lines in the Nativity play

owen meany

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what does canon mackie accuse john of doing

living in the past

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who does john realize his mother might've been waving at before she is killed

his father

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what does owen see on the gravestone during the final performance of a christmas carol

his name

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who dies during the final performance of a christmas carol

lydia

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what is the first lie owen says to john

"THERE WAS NO DATE"

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on the eve of owen's last performance as the christ child, he demanded to be additionally "swaddled" with his lucky

scarf

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to make owen's cheeks rosy, barb wiggin... him

kisses

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for the last performance of "a christmas carol" john sees all in the audience EXCEPT

mr. morrison

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