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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 words does Lou Ann use to describe Taylor in Chapter 5?
(a) Tall, lanky, pretty.
(b) Smart, cute, skinny.
(c) Loving, caring.
(d) Naive, lovely.

2. What type of car does Taylor buy after she decides to leave home?
(a) Chevy.
(b) Volkswagon bug.
(c) Ford pickup truck.
(d) Volkswagon jetta.

3. What type of trees are mentioned at the beginning of Chapter 7?
(a) Willows.
(b) Oak.
(c) Cottonwood.
(d) Maple.

4. What was the name of the hotel Taylor stayed at for the Christmas season?
(a) Rusty Nail.
(b) Arrowhead.
(c) Silver Bullet.
(d) Broken Arrow.

5. In addition to the doctor's comment about Turtle's health, he discovers something else after reading her X-rays. What does he find?
(a) Turtle has "failure to thrive".
(b) Turtle has "failure to launch".
(c) Turtle has scoliosis.
(d) Turtle is missing a rib.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Taylor's potential roommates say about hot dogs?

2. Lou Ann's husband leaves her on which holiday?

3. In Chapter 5, Lou Ann is concerned about Dwayne Ray's ______.

4. What does Mattie serve Turtle at Jesus is Lord Used Tires?

5. Mattie attempts to persuade Taylor to work for her but Taylor has a fear of tires. What does Mattie throw into the deal in order to persuade Taylor to work for her?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Taylor come to realize that Edna Poppy is blind?

2. What does Taylor notice about Esperanza's face? When does she notice this?

3. What is the reaction of Granny Logan and Lou Ann's mother when Lou Ann asks them to stay longer?

4. Describe the steps in which Taylor attempts to build a "family".

5. Explain why Lou Ann falls for Angel.

6. What is Taylor's reaction when the old woman gives her Turtle?

7. How does Taylor obtain newspapers?

8. What type of ceremony does Lou Ann decide to hold for her baby's christening? Why?

9. What does Lou Ann constantly show her mother regarding Mexican Americans? Why does Lou Ann do this?

10. Describe the contents of the package that Lou Ann receives from Angel. What does Lou Ann think of this package?

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