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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. A forlorn Mary Alice informs Grandma of ______________.
(a) Mildred's demand.
(b) Mildred's desire to be her friend.
(c) Mildred's following her.
(d) Her interest in being Mildred's friend.

2. What is Augie Fluke intent on proving to Mary Alice?
(a) He is smart.
(b) He is handsome.
(c) He is a good shot.
(d) He can dance.

3. The day proceeds, and most of the _________________ are bad shots.
(a) Boy Scouts.
(b) Legionnaires.
(c) NRA members.
(d) Soldiers.

4. Who is one of the last to be served?
(a) Grandma.
(b) Mary Alice.
(c) Carleen.
(d) Augie Fluke.

5. Mad, Grandma affixes a spare tire to the front of the farmer's tractor in the barn, and does what?
(a) Rams the tractor into the tree.
(b) Steals the tractor.
(c) Runs the tractor into the river.
(d) Rams the tractor into the farmer's house.

Short Answer Questions

1. In a dank basement, they discover ______________, who is doubling as a janitor.

2. After the shoot, Grandma unloads all the burgoo coins onto ____________.

3. The teacher is reading ____________ when Mary Alice enters the class.

4. Grandma takes Mary Alice directly where?

5. What has broken the narrator and her mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a main reason for why Mary Alice does not want to move in with her grandmother? Why might she feel this way?

2. What does Mary Alice bring to Grandma's house? Why does she bring this?

3. How does Grandma take advantage of this man? Why does she do this?

4. What is another way that Grandma surprises Mary Alice during this holiday season? How is this surprise important?

5. What is burgoo stew? How might this represent life during the Great Depression?

6. What is significant about Mary Alice coming back to Grandma's town?

7. How is Mary Alice's date interrupted? How is this foreshadowed?

8. Why is this man in town? What does Grandma think of this?

9. Who contacts Mary Alice in the summer? Why? How does Mary Alice feel about this?

10. What is Grandma's final surprise for Mary Alice? What does this reinforce about Grandma?

(see the answer keys)

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