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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is the main character in the story?
2. What object does Ellen spy in one yard that she would like to have?
(a) A pile of leaves.
(b) A nice family.
(c) A gnome.
(d) An angel fountain.
3. What is the pony's name that Ellen wants to ride?
4. What organization does Ellen join to curb her boredom in the winter?
(b) The Girl Scouts.
(c) The basketball team.
(d) The show choir.
5. How long is Ellen's father gone the day after the funeral?
(a) Her father does not leave after the funeral.
(b) About 24 hours.
(c) About 48 hours.
(d) About 2 hours.
6. Who is the only member of Starletta's family who can read?
(a) Starletta's mom.
(b) Starletta's dad.
(c) No one.
7. What entertainment activity does Ellen's father entertain his guests with on New Year's Eve?
(a) He fought one of his friends.
(b) He beat Ellen.
(c) He played the guitar for them.
(d) He danced for them.
8. What does Ellen use reading for?
(a) To gain knowledge.
(b) To test her friends.
(c) A way to make people jealous.
(d) An escape from her past life.
9. What type of sickness does Ellen say weakens her mother's heart?
10. What is Ellen's father's name?
11. How does Ellen honor her mother?
(a) Ellen killed her father.
(b) Ellen made a shrine.
(c) Ellen wore her clothes.
(d) Ellen painted a picture.
12. What type of employment does Starletta's parents do?
(a) They were lawyers.
(b) They were shop owners.
(c) They were unemployed.
(d) They were cotton pickers.
13. What does Bill do to Ellen on New Year's Eve?
(a) Hugged her.
(b) Gave her a present.
(c) Beat her.
(d) Sexually assulted her.
14. What item does Ellen's new mama never seem to run out of?
15. What item spills out of Ellen's mother's purse?
(c) Her heart pills.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Ellen's father die?
2. Which character gives Ellen the outfit to wear to the funeral?
3. How does Ellen explain the item on her arm?
4. A drive through what part of town is necessary to reach the location where the funeral service is being held?
5. Why doesn't Ellen tell anyone about her problems with her father?
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