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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 the doctor say about Turtle's health in Chapter 8?
(a) She suffers from depression.
(b) That it is best for Turtle to visit another doctor do to her illness.
(c) That he thinks she is sick.
(d) That she is perfectly healthy.

2. In Chapter 4, Lou Ann gets spooked when she notices the baptism water. What past event does this remind her of?
(a) When Dwayne Ray's horoscope predicted death.
(b) When she noticed Angel's things were missing.
(c) When she thought that she had seen a ghost.
(d) When she found her late father's garden gloves.

3. Into which type of container does Granny Logan place Dwayne Ray's baptism water?
(a) A Coke bottle.
(b) A thermos.
(c) A vial.
(d) A Pepsi bottle.

4. What year was the dial-up phone system installed in Taylor's hometown?
(a) 1973.
(b) 1993.
(c) 1975.
(d) 1997.

5. In Chapter 5, Lou Ann is concerned about Dwayne Ray's ______.
(a) Feet.
(b) Nose.
(c) Head.
(d) Ears.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the doctor's visit, where does Taylor take Turtle?

2. Where did Angel drive Lou Ann's mother and grandmother?

3. For what is Bobby Bingo's son well known?

4. From what point of view is Chapter Two narrated?

5. What did Mattie buy for Turtle in Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the only way that Esteban and Esperanza would be able to stay in the states? What is the problem with this?

2. How does Taylor feel about taking the food and drink from Mattie?

3. Describe Taylor's first meeting with Lou Ann.

4. Taylor is unhappy about her mother's impending marriage. Lou Ann tells Taylor that her mother needs to live her own life. What does Lou Ann tell Taylor about her own mother? How does this relate to her advice?

5. What does Lou Ann criticize Taylor for in Chapter 12?

6. Is Lou Ann surprised when she realizes that Angel has left her?

7. What does the social worker, Cynthia, tell Taylor in Chapter 13?

8. What does Lou Ann believe to be Turtle's given name? Why?

9. Explain Lou Ann's fearful dream of Dwayne Ray. What does Lou Ann think about this?

10. In Chapter 9, Esteban reveals the truth about their daughter, Ismene, and how she was taken from him. Explain circumstances that led to Ismene being taken.

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