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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the principal's son's appearance indicate?
(a) He is losing his eyesight.
(b) He was the prankster Grandma had covered in glue.
(c) He fell down during the party.
(d) He is ill.

2. Grandma intimidates ________________ into paying more for the stew.
(a) The men.
(b) The poor.
(c) Everyone.
(d) All who can afford it.

3. What has caused Mrs. Abernathy's son's illness?
(a) Scarlet fever.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Toxic nerve gas used in World War I.
(d) Pneumonia.

4. What is humorous about the answer to number 59?
(a) The pudding is made from her own corn.
(b) The pie is made from her own pumpkins.
(c) The cookies are made from her own almonds.
(d) The pie is made from her own apples.

5. The narrator, Mary Alice, gets off the train, and, beyond a few clothes, her only possessions are her cat ____________ and her radio.
(a) Mousy.
(b) Footsie.
(c) Polly.
(d) Bootsie.

6. This farmer told Grandma she could have any ___________ that fell from his tree, but hardly any are on the ground.
(a) Pecans.
(b) Peaches.
(c) Apples.
(d) Walnuts.

7. Grandma dodges Mary Alice's question of what?
(a) Whether or not they should eat pie.
(b) Whether or not they are invited guests.
(c) Whether or not the rest of her class wants treats.
(d) Whether or not they are stealing.

8. What is wrong with Mrs. Abernathy's grown son?
(a) He is unable to talk.
(b) He is in a wheelchair, blinded, and mentally ill.
(c) He is on crutches.
(d) He is lying in his bed, moaning.

9. Mary Alice has a Halloween party at school, and Grandma decides to do what?
(a) GIve her apples for bobbing.
(b) Buy her treats to share.
(c) Make her a costume.
(d) Bake pumpkin and pecan pies for it.

10. Finally home, Grandma cuts the food open with what?
(a) An electric saw.
(b) A butter knife.
(c) The pranksters' handsaw.
(d) A carving knife.

11. Where does Grandma make Bootsie live?
(a) In the yard.
(b) In the basement.
(c) In her room.
(d) In the cobhouse out back.

12. Next, Grandma and Mary Alice travel to the _______________ residence.
(a) Pensingers'.
(b) Peridot's.
(c) Penny's.
(d) Pennington's.

13. Who is the son of the principal?
(a) Matthew Thomas.
(b) Augie Fluke.
(c) Carl Aberdeen.
(d) Darrel Smiley.

14. After the shoot, Grandma unloads all the burgoo coins onto ____________.
(a) Her kitchen table.
(b) Her lap.
(c) Mrs. Abernathy's table.
(d) A picnic table outside.

15. Why does Grandma believe Mary Alice will not get beat up?
(a) Mildred has been put in her place.
(b) Mildred will be too embarrassed to go to school the next day.
(c) Without a horse or shoes, Mildred will not attend school.
(d) Mildred is too afraid of Grandma.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when Augie aims his gun at the fleeing rabbit?

2. While Mildred is eating, Grandma walks outside on the pretense that she is doing what?

3. Every year the _____________________ hosts a sharpshooting contest at the Abernathy farm.

4. While Grandma is widely known as an excellent markswoman, she will not be competing. Instead, what does she do?

5. The day proceeds, and most of the _________________ are bad shots.

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