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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Ellen tell her father to sleep when he passes out in the bathroom?
(a) In the bathroom.
(b) Outside.
(c) In his automobile.
(d) In the bed.

2. How does Ellen refer to her large head?
(a) Ugly.
(b) Nice.
(c) Nearly defective.
(d) Beutiful.

3. Who are Rudolph and Ellis?
(a) Ellen's uncles.
(b) Ellen's friends.
(c) Ellen's attorneys.
(d) Ellen's brothers.

4. Why does Ellen wear her coat to bed?
(a) She only had on her coat.
(b) She didn't want to touch the covers.
(c) She was cold.
(d) She was too tired to take her coat off.

5. What is the pony's name that Ellen wants to ride?
(a) Bullet.
(b) Dancer.
(c) Dolphin.
(d) Happy.

6. How much money does Ellen offer Starletta's family to let her stay with them?
(a) $10.
(b) $25.
(c) $1.
(d) $100.

7. What happens to Ellen when she eats the same thing as her friend's family?
(a) She got sick.
(b) Her father slapped her.
(c) She wanted more.
(d) Nothing.

8. What name does the well-to-do relative call Ellen's father?
(a) A failure.
(b) A bastard.
(c) A drunk.
(d) A snob.

9. How long is Ellen's father gone the day after the funeral?
(a) About 24 hours.
(b) Her father does not leave after the funeral.
(c) About 48 hours.
(d) About 2 hours.

10. Who is Ellen's friend that attends the funeral?
(a) Starletta.
(b) Dora.
(c) Jim.
(d) Trixie.

11. What item spills out of Ellen's mother's purse?
(a) Bills.
(b) Money.
(c) Her heart pills.
(d) Nothing.

12. How does Ellen explain the item on her arm?
(a) She fell.
(b) Her father gave it to her as a present.
(c) She bought it.
(d) Her father put the squeeze on her.

13. Who takes Ellen into town for a new coat?
(a) Starletta's father.
(b) Her grandmother.
(c) Her aunt.
(d) Her father.

14. What writing tense does the author use to tell Ellen's story?
(a) Past tense.
(b) Present tense.
(c) Future tense.
(d) Past and the present tense.

15. Who does Ellen blame for her mother's death?
(a) Her grandmother.
(b) Her father.
(c) Her aunt.
(d) Herself.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ellen describe her family before the funeral?

2. In order to stay the night at Starletta's house, what lie does Ellen tell Starletta's parents?

3. What entertainment activity does Ellen's father entertain his guests with on New Year's Eve?

4. How does Ellen honor her mother?

5. Who visits Ellen at school after she is a ward of the state?

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