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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. What is "Newsy Notes?"
(a) A letter Mary Alice has written to the local paper.
(b) An essay Mary Alice has written for school.
(c) A newspaper column containing bits of gossip or other town-related observations.
(d) A column in the paper that gives private information about Mary Alice.
2. There are rumors of trying to do what to Arnold?
(a) Put him in jail.
(b) Convince him to stay permanently.
(c) Get him to marry Maxine.
(d) Run him out of town as a corrupting influence.
3. Does Grandma agree to help Mrs. Weidenbach?
(a) Yes, if Mary Alice may attend as well.
(c) Yes, if Mrs. Vottsmeier does not attend.
(d) Yes, if she provides all the refreshments.
4. Royce and Mary Alice awkwardly meet, and there is obvious _________.
5. The heart of the program is what?
(a) The Nativity scene.
(b) The dance number.
(c) The speech made by a senior.
(d) The Hallelujah Chorus.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are Mary Alice and Grandma helping each other do when a man with a strange accent comes calling in April?
2. A terrified Arnold Green pads down the stairs. How does he explain this surprising event?
3. Why does Grandma agree to help Mrs. Weidenbach?
4. March comes, and Mary Alice turns _______________.
5. In response, Grandma plays matchmaker and hosts a dinner with Arnold Green and who?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Grandma change her mind regarding Mrs. Weidenbach's request?
2. Why might the townspeople act this way toward this strange man?
3. What does Grandma do to pay the bills and survive during the Great Depression? How is this foreshadowed?
4. What is the final surprise in this chapter? Are you surprised by this? Why or why not?
5. How do the girls react when a new boy enrolls in school? How does Mary Alice act? Why might she act this way?
6. How does Mrs. Weidenbach act when Grandma agrees to bake the tarts, if the meeting is held at Grandma's home? Why does she react this way?
7. What is Grandma's final surprise for Mary Alice? What does this reinforce about Grandma?
8. What is learned about Mrs. Weidenbach? How is this significant?
9. What is the most important part of the Christmas program? Why is it surprising that Mary Alice is chosen to play an important role in this? Why might she have been chosen?
10. How do Ina-Rae and Mary Alice get back at Carleen? Why do they do it in this way?
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