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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which literary theme is prevalent throughout Chapter 2?
(a) Teen pregancy.
(b) Companionship.
(c) Abandonment.
(d) Love.

2. What does Taylor reassure Lou Ann of in Chapter 7?
(a) That things will get better.
(b) That Angel will come back.
(c) That she is attractive.
(d) That she will be a good mother.

3. Where did Lou Ann's brother move to?
(a) Maryland.
(b) Alaska.
(c) Florida.
(d) Hawaii.

4. Which is a characteristic of the potential roommates Taylor meets in Chapter 5?
(a) They practice black magic.
(b) They love hot dogs.
(c) The are vegetarians.
(d) They are very religious.

5. What makes Taylor think "You are old Father William"?
(a) Memories of her father.
(b) A poem she read.
(c) A children's book.
(d) An old man.

6. What is Lou Ann thinking of while she nurses Dwayne Ray?
(a) Her baptism.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Kentucky.
(d) Angel.

7. Who came up with the name "Jesus is Lord Used Tires"?
(a) Mattie's late husband.
(b) Mattie's grandfather.
(c) Mattie.
(d) A group of Mexican kids.

8. What did Angel have to give up before his car accident?
(a) Ballroom Dancing.
(b) Kentucky Derby Racing.
(c) Rodeo Riding.
(d) Bull Fighting.

9. What is Lou Ann's regular ritual?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Hair cutting.
(c) Seances.
(d) Nail biting.

10. What day did Taylor, Esteban, Esperanza and Turtle have a picnic?
(a) Sunday.
(b) Tuesday.
(c) Monday.
(d) Saturaday.

11. What type of car backfires while Taylor is working on it?
(a) A Chevy.
(b) A Ford.
(c) A Honda.
(d) A Dodge.

12. Esperanza and Esteban are originally from which country?
(a) Honduras.
(b) Guadalajara.
(c) Peru.
(d) Guatemala.

13. In Chapter 5, what wakes Taylor and Turtle each morning at 6:15?
(a) An alarm clock.
(b) The radio.
(c) A train whistle.
(d) A rooster.

14. What is Taylor's mother doing that she disagrees with?
(a) Changing careers.
(b) Getting married.
(c) Moving to Arizona.
(d) Changing her name.

15. What makes Esteban stop his car abruptly?
(a) A Duck and her ducklings.
(b) A chipmunk.
(c) A Cat and her kitten.
(d) A quail and her brood.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Taylor meet at the Burger Derby?

2. What is the profession of Bobby Bingo's son?

3. What does Lou Ann's cat like to do?

4. Who visits Mattie in Chapter 3 while Taylor are Turtle are waiting to hear about their car's damage ?

5. What is it that causes girls to drop out of Taylor's school in Kentucky?

(see the answer keys)

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