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A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany


by John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Bar Mitzvah for Owen Meany Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around A Prayer for Owen Meany? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is Owen’s pen-name when he begins writing for the school paper?

“God’s Instrument”
“The Short Kid”
“The Voice”
“Harvard Bound”
Q. Why is July 8th important to Owen?

It’s the day he was expelled from school
It’s the day he thinks he’ll die
It’s four days after July 4th
It’s Hester’s birthday
Q. Why do Hester and Owen begin to fight?

Hester isn’t in love with Owen anymore
Hester is leaving the country
Hester is against the Vietnam War
Hester considers becoming a nun
Q. Mr. Meany confides in John that he thinks Owen was ________

Never that smart
Divinely conceived
Terrible at baseball
Q. Who, in fact, stole the baseball that killed John Wheelwright’s mother Tabby?

Mr. Meany
Owen Meany
Ricky Henderson
Rev. Merill