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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. Which part of Annie's parents' bodies is she obsessed with as a child of five?
(a) Their hair.
(b) Their eyes.
(c) Their teeth.
(d) Their skin.

2. How does the driver of the car Annie attacked react?
(a) He ignored the attack and continued driving.
(b) He shouted vulgarities from the car window.
(c) He called Annie's parents.
(d) He chased Annie through the neighborhood.

3. What is the name of the African-American man who works for Oma at the lake house?
(a) Herbert.
(b) Henry.
(c) Harry.
(d) Humphry.

4. Which of the following materials is used to make most of the streets in Annie's neighborhood?
(a) Cement.
(b) Asphalt.
(c) Brick.
(d) Cobblestone.

5. What is the name of Amy's friend who lets Annie ride on the back of his bicycle?
(a) Stevie.
(b) Petey.
(c) Ricky.
(d) Johnny.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following instruments signals the evening news on the Dillard family radio?

2. In Mother's favorite joke, the one that takes two days to tell, what does the little black poodle bring back to the train car?

3. What is the name of Annie's favorite baseball team?

4. Which of the following characters is described as "filled with various quaint sayings, stories, lyrics from songs"?

5. Where does Annie go to watch the effects of the disaster on her neighborhood?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Father react when Annie digs up an old coin in the alleyway near their home?

2. What is Father's role in the film "Night of the Living Dead"?

3. What jobs does Father have after he returns from his failed trip down the Mississippi?

4. What is Mother's favorite joke about the brick and the little black poodle?

5. How does Annie feel about the boys she takes dance lessons with in school?

6. How does Annie Dillard describe Pittsburgh in the 18th century?

7. How was the city of Pittsburgh founded?

8. How does Annie react to each of her sisters when they were born?

9. What does Annie remember most about the destruction of her neighborhood from the tornado?

10. How does Annie explore the skin of her parents?

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