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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 Julia?
(a) Ellen's aunt.
(b) Ellen's grandmother.
(c) The art teacher.
(d) Starletta's mom.
2. In Chapter 11, what truths does Ellen begin to figure out?
(a) Her family's secrets.
(b) Her grandmother's meanness.
(c) Her friendship with Starletta.
(d) Her relationship with Julia.
3. Why does Ellen's grandmother threaten to break Ellen's hands?
(a) Ellen was cracking her knuckles.
(b) Ellen touched her things.
(c) Ellen's grandmother never threatened her.
(d) Ellen stole something.
4. Who does Ellen spy on during her free time?
(a) Her grandmother.
(c) Her father.
5. What is the only question Ellen's grandmother asks Ellen on the drive to her house?
(a) What Ellen wanted for dinner.
(b) If Ellen was okay.
(c) When school started.
(d) What time was it.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Stella do in the back of the bus?
2. On what day of the week does Ellen see the school counselor?
3. How many guests does Ellen invite to her birthday party?
4. Who is Ellen's imaginary boyfriend?
5. Who agrees to let Ellen live with them temporarily?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Ellen celebrate her 11th birthday?
2. What types of new experiences is Ellen exposed to at her stay with Julia and Roy?
3. Ellen found several questionable items in her cousin's bedroom. Why doesn't Ellen tell her aunt about these items?
4. In Chapter 8, how is the reader once again introduced to the time frame of the novel?
5. Why does Ellen dread the day that Starletta 'forgot about her"?
6. During Ellen's Christmas stay at Nadine's, what does Ellen hope for?
7. Why didn't Dora want to tell Ellen about Dora and Nadine's usual Christmas ritual?
8. How does Ellen express a lack of belonging throughout Chapters 1-8?
9. Using details from the text, describe how Ellen spends her time at Nadine's house.
10. In Chapter 9, Ellen's father shows up at her school; using details from the text describe the scene that followed.
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