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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following bothers Gertie more and more every day?
2. Who leaves the complex in chapter 31?
3. Why did Cassie's teacher say she sent the note home?
4. When Gertie quotes from the Bible about drinking, which is the main message?
5. Which of the following terms best describes Reuben as the new school term begins?
Short Essay Questions
1. On what does Clovis blame that exhausts all of Gertie's savings to pay for Cassie's funeral?
2. What happens during the snowball fight between Gertie's children and the Dalys' children?
3. Why does Sophronie ask Gertie to watch her children after they had their tonsils out?
4. What happens when Gertie is overwhelmed by the children's constant arguing?
5. What does Reuben's note say at the end of chapter 23?
6. When Gertie helps Mrs. Anderson by watching her children, one runs away. While Gertie is searching for him, what does she pass that reminds her of Cassie?
7. Describe in detail Cassie's final moments in Gertie's arms.
8. Describe an incident of irony regarding Clovis and Gertie and Tipton Place.
9. What happens to Clovis at work one night?
10. Describe the scene Gertie witnessed between the Daly and Meanwell children.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay describing how the author used narrative anchors as a writing strategy throughout this novel. Use specific examples from the text as part of your description.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay on how the ending of the book might have been different had Cassie not been killed by the train. Use events in the text as a guide for your writing of what might have happened.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay describing how the author used mini climaxes to keep the reader engaged. Evaluate this as a writing tool using specific examples from the novel to support your evaluation.
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