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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. According to Mama in Chapter 7, how did she and Aunt Raylene earn money when they were girls?
(a) Baking pies.
(b) Selling junk by the side of the road.
(c) Picking strawberries.
(d) Washing dishes.

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

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

4. Whose boots are bought in the boys' department of the Sears and Roebuck?
(a) Grey's.
(b) Garvey's.
(c) Glen's.
(d) Boone's.

5. After getting off work, what does Mama smell like in Chapter 3?
(a) Sugar and cream.
(b) Coffee and smoke.
(c) Beer.
(d) Salt and fried food.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Shannon Pearl talk about with Bone?

2. When Bone's family moves into a new home, Glen sends them outside with scissors to do what?

3. What does Mrs. Parsons give Mama?

4. Who gets caught stealing a quart of RC Cola from the grocery store?

5. What season of the year does Mama marry Glen?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Bone drawn to Shannon Pearl?

4. Why does Mama find Bone's birth certificate upsetting?

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

6. Bone says she doesn't want to go to Shannon's family barbecue, but she ends up going. Why do you think she goes?

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

8. Describe Shannon Pearl.

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

10. How does Bone's obsession with religion begin?

(see the answer keys)

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