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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. Who is keeping tabs on Ellen and her father for Ellen's grandmother?
(b) Starletta's family.
(c) Julia and Roy.
(d) Ellis and Rudolph.
2. What nickname does Ellen give her grandmother?
(b) Old Lady.
3. What does Ellen change her last name to?
4. Where does Ellen's grandmother make Ellen work?
(a) She did not make Ellen work.
(b) In the kitchen.
(c) In the store.
(d) In the cotton fields.
5. Who is Ellen placed to live with?
(a) Her grandmother.
(b) Her aunt.
(c) Her father.
(d) Her uncle.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who comes looking for Ellen with money in hand asking her to come back to live with them?
2. What health care options does Ellen's grandmother shun?
3. How does Ellen say her father dies?
4. What does Ellen do a lot of while at her new temporary residence after her grandmother's death?
5. When Ellen does not go to her grandmother's funeral, what does Dora tell her?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 9, Ellen's father shows up at her school; using details from the text describe the scene that followed.
2. Using details from the text, describe Ellen and her grandmother's relationship.
3. Ellen had to go to court to decide whose custody Ellen should be in. Describe what happened in court.
4. Why is Ellen worried about her grandmother dying?
5. Why didn't Dora want to tell Ellen about Dora and Nadine's usual Christmas ritual?
6. Why is church mandatory for Ellen when she moves in with her new mama?
7. Using detail from the text to support your answer, why does Ellen decide to treat Nadine's residence like a hotel?
8. 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?
9. Why does Ellen choose to give Nadine and Dora pictures of kittens for Christmas instead of a picture of a brooding ocean?
10. Using details from the text, describe Ellen's shopping system.
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