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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Mary Alice during her trip to Grandma's in "A One-Woman Crime Wave"?
(a) 9.
(b) 7.
(c) 12.
(d) 11.

2. What grade in school has Mary Alice just completed in "A One-Woman Crime Wave"?
(a) Fifth grade.
(b) Fourth grade.
(c) Third grade.
(d) Second grade.

3. How old is Joey during his visit to Grandma Dowdel's in "The Mouse in the Milk"?
(a) 8.
(b) 10.
(c) 15.
(d) 12.

4. In what year is "A One-Woman Crime Wave" set?
(a) 1925.
(b) 1931.
(c) 1933.
(d) 1934.

5. What does Grandma Dowdel tell the milk delivery boy she did with the milk that had a mouse in it, in "The Mouse in the Milk"?
(a) She fed it to the cat.
(b) She threw it out.
(c) She returned it to the dairy.
(d) She sent it to the newspaper.

6. What does Joey do when a snake falls into the boat in "A One-Woman Crime Wave"?
(a) He faints.
(b) He kills it with a rock.
(c) He kills it with a stick.
(d) He jumps from the boat.

7. What kind of stew does the Anti-Horse-Thief Society sell at the county fair in "The Day of Judgment"?
(a) Cacciucco.
(b) Labskaus.
(c) Burgoo.
(d) Bigos.

8. How much is the charge for a ride on the biplane at the county fair in "The Day of Judgment"?
(a) 25 cents.
(b) 75 cents.
(c) $2.
(d) 50 cents.

9. Who convinces the lawmen to leave Grandma Dowdel alone about her giving away the catfish in "A One-Woman Crime Wave"?
(a) Aunt Puss Chapman.
(b) Leota Shrewsbury.
(c) Earl T. Askew.
(d) Ernie Cowgill.

10. What explodes outside of Grandma Dowdel's house in the beginning of "The Mouse in the Milk"?
(a) Her rose garden.
(b) Her outhouse.
(c) Her mailbox.
(d) Her tool shed.

11. Who always enters decorative butter pats in the county fair competition, according to Mrs. Weidenbach in "The Day of Judgment"?
(a) Aunt Puss Chapman.
(b) Mrs. Cowgill.
(c) Effie Wilcox.
(d) Leota Shrewsbury.

12. How old is Joey Dowdel during his first visit to his Grandmother's in "Shotgun Cheatham's Last Night Above Ground"?
(a) 9.
(b) 12.
(c) 11.
(d) 7.

13. What other events are judged on the day of the cooking competition at the fair in "The Day of Judgment"?
(a) Turtle-races and sack races.
(b) Chickens and frog-racing.
(c) Cattle and quilts.
(d) Lambs and pigs.

14. How old is Joey Dowdel during his trip to his Grandmother's in "The Day of Judgment"?
(a) 13.
(b) 12.
(c) 10.
(d) 11.

15. What is the name of the general store described downtown where Grandma Dowdel lives?
(a) Moose's Store.
(b) Jackson's Store.
(c) O'Reilly's Store.
(d) Murphy's Store.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of car does the narrator describe Al Capone owning in "The Day of Judgment"?

2. Who is described by Grandma Dowdel as the "best home-baker in the state of Illinois" in "The Day of Judgment"?

3. What does Grandma Dowdel do when a snake falls into the boat in "A One-Woman Crime Wave"?

4. What does the new sign on the train platform say when Joey and Mary Alice get off at Grandma's in "A One-Woman Crime Wave"?

5. Where does Mary Alice suspect her parents will go fishing while they are staying at Grandmother's in "Shotgun Cheatham's Last Night Above Ground"?

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