Ellen Foster Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What incentive does someone offer Ellen when they show up looking for her?

2. What does Ellen tell her hostess she is doing while at her residence after her grandmother's death?

3. What other activities must Ellen do on Sundays in her new home?

4. Why do Betsy and Nadine start fighting over their mother's death?

5. What does Ellen vow to do if her grandmother starts to die?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 8, how is the reader once again introduced to the time frame of the novel?

2. Ellen found several questionable items in her cousin's bedroom. Why doesn't Ellen tell her aunt about these items?

3. What types of new experiences is Ellen exposed to at her stay with Julia and Roy?

4. In what ways does Ellen's grandmother display paranoia?

5. Ellen's grandmother forces Ellen to go to work. Describe Ellen's job duties.

6. Why is church mandatory for Ellen when she moves in with her new mama?

7. Why is Ellen worried about her grandmother dying?

8. In Chapter 9, Ellen's father shows up at her school; using details from the text describe the scene that followed.

9. Why does Ellen begin signing her papers with the last name Foster?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the story Ellen is neglected by her father. Write a description of how her father neglected her and the effects of the neglect on Ellen's life.

Essay Topic 2

Using the context clues located in the story, how can the reader determine the setting even though the author and narrator never explicitly provides the reader with the information?

Essay Topic 3

Using the text and class discussions as an aid describe some of Ellen's fears and how she overcame them.

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