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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 does Bone like to listen to on the radio early in the morning?
(a) Sunrise Gospel Hour.
(b) The Carter Family Special.
(c) Rock and roll.
(d) The Grand Ol' Opry.

2. What does Bone do in Chapter 9 that upsets Aunt Alma?
(a) Tells gruesome stories.
(b) Sets fire to things.
(c) Stays by herself.
(d) Beats up her younger cousins.

3. Who is referred to as "black-headed and strange" with a "man-type part"?
(a) Earle.
(b) Glenn.
(c) Raylene.
(d) Bone.

4. What does Aunt Alma do that earned her Glen's contempt in Chapter 6?
(a) Abandons her children.
(b) Moves out on her husband.
(c) Has an affair.
(d) Gets a job.

5. Who throws Reese up in the air so high that it looks like she is going to fly?
(a) Beau.
(b) Earle.
(c) Glen.
(d) Wade.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Butch living in Chapter 7?

2. Who decides that 'illegitimate' should be stamped on Bone's birth certificate?

3. What are the occupations of Glen's brothers?

4. What do the Waddell's call Bone and Reese?

5. What does Boone compare the hair of her sick aunt to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Mama, Glen, and Reese stand with their arms around each other in Chapter 5, but Bone stands outside the circle. Why do you think that is?

2. Is Bone happy that Mama finally moves them away from Glen?

3. Describe Sheriff Cole. Does he really care what happens to Bone?

4. Describe Aunt Alma's breakdown.

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

6. How does Bone's relationship with Earle and Grey change after Alma's breakdown?

7. Why is Earle Bone's favorite uncle?

8. Mama's family doesn't like Glen and don't want him to marry Mama. What are their reasons, and do you agree?

9. What do you think of Glen's statement, "You're mine, all of you, mine" after Mama agrees to marry him?

10. Aunt Ruth asks Bone if they can talk to each other, meaning she wonders if can they tell each other the truth. Do they?

(see the answer keys)

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