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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What happens to Ellen's mother's clothes?
(a) Ellen donated them to charity.
(b) Ellen's father burned them.
(c) Ellen's grandmother took them away.
(d) Ellen outgrew them.
2. How does Ellen explain the item on her arm?
(a) She fell.
(b) She bought it.
(c) Her father gave it to her as a present.
(d) Her father put the squeeze on her.
3. The day after the funeral, where does Ellen prepare to go?
(b) The mall.
(d) The skating rink.
4. What is the weather like at the funeral service?
(a) It was rainy.
(b) It was foggy.
(c) It was sunny.
(d) It was cold.
5. What type of sickness does Ellen say weakens her mother's heart?
6. Who visits Ellen at school after she is a ward of the state?
(a) Her mother.
(b) No one.
(c) Her father.
(d) A psychiatrist.
7. Who does Ellen blame for her mother's death?
(a) Her aunt.
(b) Her father.
(c) Her grandmother.
8. What happens to Ellen when she eats the same thing as her friend's family?
(b) She got sick.
(c) Her father slapped her.
(d) She wanted more.
9. What is Nadine's response to the drive through this part of town?
(a) She locks her doors.
(b) She rolls up the window.
(c) She asks to stop for some coffee.
(d) She did not have a response.
10. Who does Ellen consider killing?
(a) Her friend.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her father.
11. Ellen's family attends a funeral for what character?
(a) Ellen's father.
(b) Ellen's grandmother.
(c) Ellen's aunt.
(d) Ellen's mother.
12. How many siblings does Ellen have at her new mother's house?
13. What does Ellen do when her mother goes to bed?
(b) Called the police.
(c) Went to bed with her.
14. Who takes Ellen into town for a new coat?
(a) Her father.
(b) Starletta's father.
(c) Her grandmother.
(d) Her aunt.
15. Who is the main character in the story?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the pony's name that Ellen wants to ride?
2. When Ellen returns to school after the funeral, what does one teacher bluntly ask her?
3. One day Ellen is given an inkblot test. What does Ellen call the inkblots?
4. What animal does Ellen hope her pony would scare away?
5. How does Ellen describe her family before the funeral?
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