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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Lou Ann's paternal grandmother believe was the cause of her oldest son's deafness?
(a) A bad fall when he was a child.
(b) Genetic issues.
(c) No oxygen for a few minutes after birth.
(d) High fever when he was young.

2. What college did Lou Ann transfer to in 1973?
(a) Stanford.
(b) Princeton.
(c) Yale.
(d) Harvard.

3. Why did it take awhile for Lou Ann's paternal grandparents to realize her father was deaf?
(a) He gave mixed signals.
(b) He could talk.
(c) He acted like a normal baby.
(d) He responded when she talked to him.

4. What was crucial to Lou Ann's parents?
(a) Flying under the radar.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Appearances.
(d) Opinions of others.

5. What did Lou Ann think her parents were pretending to be when she was 8?
(a) Handicapped.
(b) Adults.
(c) Parents.
(d) Deaf.

6. Where was Lou Ann's first college located?
(a) Markle, Indiana.
(b) Bloomfield, Indiana.
(c) Muncie, Indiana.
(d) Akron, Indiana.

7. How did Lou Ann's maternal grandparents feel about sending their daughter to the school?
(a) Scared.
(b) Sad.
(c) Angry.
(d) Bewildered.

8. How old was Garnel when it was discovered that he was deaf?
(a) 2.
(b) 5.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

9. What role did Lou Ann play for her parents?
(a) Coworker.
(b) Helper.
(c) Interpreter.
(d) Assistant.

10. How did Lou Ann's dad feel about Lou Ann attending her new school?
(a) Proud of her.
(b) Worried for her.
(c) Nervous for her
(d) Happy for her.

11. Where did Lou Ann's dad propose?
(a) USAC NAtional Championship.
(b) Indianapolis 500.
(c) Vanderbilt Cup.
(d) AAA Championship Cup.

12. When did Lou Ann's dad propose?
(a) May 1951.
(b) May 1952.
(c) March 1952.
(d) March 1951.

13. In what year did the depression hit Montpelier, Indiana?
(a) 1907.
(b) 1909.
(c) 1910.
(d) 1908.

14. What was Lou Ann's mom wearing when she went to school?
(a) White checked pinafore.
(b) Blue checked pinafore.
(c) Pink checked pinafore.
(d) Brown checked pinafore.

15. Where was Lou Ann's mom's childhood doctor located?
(a) Greencastle, Indiana.
(b) Bloomfield, Indiana.
(c) Muncie, Indiana
(d) Akron, Indiana.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of Lou Ann's nosy neighbor?

2. What was Lou Ann's paternal grandfather's name?

3. What did Lou Ann's youngest sister think of Lou Ann?

4. What did Lou Ann get for Christmas at the start of the book?

5. How far was the school from Lou Ann's mom's home?

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