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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. In Chapter 7, who does Mama describe as "just bad all the way through"?
(a) Little Earle.
(b) Grey.
(c) Butch.
(d) Tommy Lee.

2. What happens when Bone is hungry?
(a) She sings.
(b) She cries.
(c) She distracts herself with a book.
(d) Her hands won't stay still.

3. Where does the family move to after Bone turned ten years old?
(a) Beaufort.
(b) West Greenville.
(c) Out in the country.
(d) East Greenville.

4. How does Mama's first husband die?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Someone shot him.
(c) Someone stabbed him.
(d) Car accident.

5. What are the occupations of Glen's brothers?
(a) Lawyer and dentist.
(b) Doctor and banker.
(c) Business owner and builder.
(d) Car salesman and reporter.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the setting in this book?

2. Who is referred to as "black-headed and strange" with a "man-type part"?

3. In Chapter 5, what about Glen makes Bone nervous?

4. According to Mama in Chapter 7, how did she and Aunt Raylene earn money when they were girls?

5. Who is Aunt Alma's oldest girl?

Short Essay Questions

1. Chapter 8 opens with the love knot disintegrating and being swept away. What does this foretell?

2. In Chapter 2, Mama tells Bone not to pay any attention to what Granny says because some women love their sons more than their daughters. What do you think the effect of this type of thinking is on female children?

3. How does Aunt Raylene take care of Bone in the hospital?

4. What is Mama trying to accomplish when she punishes Bone for stealing? In your opinion, does it work?

5. How is Aunt Raylene different from her sisters?

6. Aunt Ruth tells Mama that she looks like a Boatwright after Lyle dies. What does she mean by that?

7. What does the love knot that the great-aunts make for Mama and Glen symbolize?

8. Who is Bone's favorite cousin and why?

9. Why is it important to Bone not to scream when Glen is beating her in Chapter 17?

10. Why is Earle Bone's favorite uncle?

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