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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. They scramble out of there, leaving behind what?
(a) A flashlight and beer.
(b) A cut up can.
(c) A knife and a handsaw.
(d) Candy and cookies.

2. Mary Alice is enrolled as a __________.
(a) Freshman.
(b) Senior.
(c) Junior.
(d) Sophomore.

3. What do Grandma and Mary Alice do at the cobhouse?
(a) Place Bootsie on the wire.
(b) Taunt the boys.
(c) Hide and wait.
(d) Go back inside the house.

4. The teacher is reading ____________ when Mary Alice enters the class.
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Dickens.
(c) Louisa May Alcott.
(d) Emily Dickinson.

5. It is revealed that a major reason for having the shoot at the Abernathy farm is do what?
(a) Raise money for Mrs. Abernathy.
(b) Raise money for the DAR.
(c) Raise money for the school.
(d) Raise money for the NRA.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is burgoo stew?

2. What frightens Mary Alice in her room?

3. The horse likely did what?

4. Grandma makes sure to do what with this boy's desert?

5. What has broken the narrator and her mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Grandma raise money for Mrs. Abernathy? Is this a good tactic? Why or why not?

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

3. How do the girls react when a new boy enrolls in school? How does Mary Alice act? Why might she act this way?

4. How does Mary Alice finally take a chance and ask Royce over to visit? How does Grandma feel about this? Why?

5. Who joins Mary Alice and Grandma in the cellar? What does this reveal about Grandma?

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

7. How does Grandma stay strong, yet reveal to Mary Alice her true feelings for her?

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

9. What is the purpose of the Epilogue?

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

(see the answer keys)

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