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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. Babe seems to blame their mother's death on:
(a) Their father's abandonment.
(b) The pressures of being a single mother.
(c) Society's judgement of women.
(d) The cat's misbehavior.

2. Doc has apparently:
(a) Just gotten married.
(b) Just remembered Lenny's birthday.
(c) Just returned to Hazlehurst.
(d) Just heard about Granddaddy's illness.

3. Meg explains their mother's suicide by telling Babe:
(a) Their mother had a real bad day.
(b) Their mother was temporarily insane.
(c) Their father was responsible for her death.
(d) They are all better off now.

4. Doc's gift to Lenny is:
(a) A sack of pecans.
(b) A sack of almonds.
(c) A sack of peanuts.
(d) A sack of walnuts.

5. Barnette immediately wins Meg over because:
(a) He has seen Meg sing and admires her talent.
(b) He is young and attractive.
(c) He does not know the family's past history.
(d) He believes Babe is innocent.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chick's tight extra-petite pantyhose suggest:

2. Chick's continual focus on the shame their mother's suicide brought on the family suggests:

3. Through Babe's confession she discovers:

4. The nylon wrapper and hair ball Chick leaves on the floor suggests:

5. Granddaddy's comment that Zackery was the best man for Babe whether she knew it or not implies:

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Barnette's reaction to Babe's story reveal about his character?

2. What do the candy, cokes, and lemonade symbolize for the girls?

3. Describe Meg's life in Hollywood.

4. What impedes Lenny's growth or happiness?

5. Why does Babe seem surprise to hear the real story of Doc's injury and the town's opinion of Meg?

6. What is Meg's first reaction when she sees Lennie?

7. Describe Meg's encounter with Doc.

8. The candy Chick brings, which is outdated and unwanted, might represent what?

9. What is ironic about Lenny's birthday wish?

10. Describe Chick's motivations.

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