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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Zippy wearing in her second grade picture?
(a) A light pink dress with ruffles that she hated.
(b) Her winter coat.
(c) Pants and a top.
(d) A light-blue jumper her mother made.

2. How often did Edyth wash her hair?
(a) Every week.
(b) Once a month.
(c) Every day.
(d) Once a year.

3. What did Mooreland NOT have that New Castle did have?
(a) Churches.
(b) Taverns, theaters, or department stores.
(c) Cemeteries.
(d) Diners.

4. What was Zippy asked to do for Andy's family when they went on vacation?
(a) Clean their house.
(b) Feed the cats.
(c) Dog-sit old Jiggers.
(d) Bring in the mail and newspapers.

5. Who, according to Zippy, was bigger and meaner than the Mafia?
(a) Jehovah's Witnesses.
(b) Salvation Army.
(c) Her brother.
(d) The Church of Christ.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Zippy's mom refer to Zippy's birth?

2. Who lived next door to Zippy with a dog named Lucky?

3. What did the Driftwood smell like to Zippy?

4. What divided the kitchen from the den in Zippy's house?

5. What happened at Big Dave and Debbie's house when a runt pig was born?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Zippy think about her did leaving everyday but not mentioning work?

2. How, as a baby, did Zippy take a nap? What does this story indicate to the reader?

3. By throwing the runt piglet on the pile of dead carcasses, what did Julie show Zippy that she knew?

4. How did Zippy's dad's react to the teacher's comment that she colored outside the lines? Why do you think he reacted that way?

5. How did Zippy view the story about how Julie's parents met, married, and lost their daughter Connie?

6. What did Zippy want to be when she grew up? Why are these choices unique?

7. What do you think happened after Zippy's father confronted his neighbor Reed?

8. What did it mean for Zippy to attend Julie's grandfather's funeral?

9. What was Zippy's memory of the tornado that came to her school?

10. Why was it important to Zippy that her sister win the Fair Queen in 1972?

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