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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What item(s) does Ellen receive for Christmas?
(a) White paper.
(d) Too many to list.
2. What does Ellen change her last name to?
3. What gift do Julia and Roy give Ellen for her birthday?
(a) Art supplies.
(b) A pillow.
(c) A home to live in.
4. What is Julia as a child?
(a) A flower child.
(b) A movie star.
(c) A teacher.
(d) A baker.
5. What will Ellen miss the most about her grandmother's house?
(a) Spying on the neighbors.
(b) Her freedom.
(c) The money.
Short Answer Questions
1. What request does Ellen consider asking her new mama?
2. Who is keeping tabs on Ellen and her father for Ellen's grandmother?
3. Why does Ellen's grandmother threaten to break Ellen's hands?
4. What health care options does Ellen's grandmother shun?
5. What other activities must Ellen do on Sundays in her new home?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Ellen begin signing her papers with the last name Foster?
2. Ellen had to go to court to decide whose custody Ellen should be in. Describe what happened in court.
3. Why does Ellen feel that Starletta only likes Tom for his money?
4. Ellen found several questionable items in her cousin's bedroom. Why doesn't Ellen tell her aunt about these items?
5. Why does Ellen dread the day that Starletta 'forgot about her"?
6. In Chapter 11, Ellen tells the reader that her grandmother passed away. Ellen feels that in her death her grandmother left "the score two to one". What score is Ellen referring to and why does Ellen make this statement?
7. In Chapter 9, Ellen's father shows up at her school; using details from the text describe the scene that followed.
8. Why does Ellen choose to give Nadine and Dora pictures of kittens for Christmas instead of a picture of a brooding ocean?
9. In Chapter 10 the reader is introduced to Ellen's naivety. Even though Ellen is wise beyond her years, what does Ellen think about the sharecroppers who work on her grandmother's farm?
10. During Ellen's Christmas stay at Nadine's, what does Ellen hope for?
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