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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Ellen's mother's heart stop beating?
(a) Her heart never stopped beating.
(b) She was scared.
(c) She overdosed on pills.
(d) She was stabbed.

2. In Ellen's new life with her new mama, what runs smoothly?
(a) Her mother's heart.
(b) Her world.
(c) Her horse.
(d) Her car.

3. 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.

4. 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 danced for them.
(d) He played the guitar for them.

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

6. What present does Ellen receive from Starletta's family?
(a) A sweater.
(b) A toy.
(c) A coupon.
(d) A saw.

7. From what room does Ellen observe her family from?
(a) The kitchen.
(b) The bedroom.
(c) The bathroom.
(d) The dining room.

8. What well-to-do relative of Ellen's attends the funeral?
(a) Her maternal grandmother.
(b) Her aunt.
(c) Her uncle.
(d) Her paternal grandmother.

9. What item does Ellen's new mama never seem to run out of?
(a) Clothes.
(b) Food.
(c) Money.
(d) Gas.

10. Who is the only member of Starletta's family who can read?
(a) Starletta's dad.
(b) Starletta's mom.
(c) No one.
(d) Starletta.

11. How does Ellen describe her family before the funeral?
(a) As sad.
(b) As phonies.
(c) As nice.
(d) As happy.

12. What color is the outfit Ellen is wearing to the funeral?
(a) Red plaid.
(b) Red-checked.
(c) Blue-checked.
(d) Blue plaid.

13. What is Nadine's response to the drive through this part of town?
(a) She locks her doors.
(b) She did not have a response.
(c) She rolls up the window.
(d) She asks to stop for some coffee.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the weather like at the funeral service?

2. How does Ellen feel about her aunt?

3. What is left in Ellen's mailbox each month?

4. What bad habit does Dora have?

5. Why doesn't Ellen tell anyone about her problems with her father?

(see the answer keys)

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