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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why do Betsy and Nadine start fighting over their mother's death?
2. What does Ellen tell her Aunt Nadine she would like for Christmas?
3. Where are Julia and Roy originally from?
4. What grade is Stella in?
5. After her grandmother's death, who must Ellen live with?
Essay Topic 1
During Ellen's mother's funeral, it was raining. How is the rain a symbol of the hardships/storms coming up in 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
List and discuss several ways that Ellen's character evolved throughout the novel.
This section contains 640 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)