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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. She has them take off their shoes, and then she gives the girls buttermilk and __________.
(a) Pie.
(b) Fried chicken.
(c) Biscuits.
(d) Corn bread.

2. What is wrong with the principal's son?
(a) He is on crutches.
(b) He is coughing.
(c) He has a bald, irritated head and a bandaged nose.
(d) He is wearing glasses.

3. Usually it's a _________ for a cup of stew.
(a) Dollar.
(b) Nickel.
(c) Quarter.
(d) Dime.

4. What is the year?
(a) 1929.
(b) 1947.
(c) 1933.
(d) 1937.

5. To where does Mildred follow Mary Alice?
(a) To the grocery store.
(b) To Ina Rae's house.
(c) To Grandma's house at the other end of town.
(d) To Augie's house.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some ___________ come to the cobhouse and fall over the wire that Grandma strung.

2. For how long does Halloween go on?

3. What is humorous about the answer to number 59?

4. Grandma comes out of the cobhouse, frightening the boys, and covers the leader in what?

5. Who is one of the last to be served?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Grandma greet Mary Alice? Why might she act this way?

2. What has happened to Mrs. Abernathy's son? Is this still seen today? Why or why not?

3. What is Armistice Day? What is a holiday that we have that serves a similar purpose? What is the purpose of this holiday?

4. How does Grandma trick Mildred? What does this reveal about her?

5. Where does Mary Alice go directly after arriving in town? What is happening there when Mary Alice arrives?

6. Describe Halloween in this town. Why might it be like this?

7. What is theme is strong in this section? Support your response with information from this section.

8. How has Bootsie changed since he moved in with Grandma? What has led to this change?

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

10. How does Grandma defeat Mildred, the bully? What lesson does this teach Mary Alice?

(see the answer keys)

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