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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 other activities must Ellen do on Sundays in her new home?
2. Who comes looking for Ellen with money in hand asking her to come back to live with them?
3. What one materialistic possession is the only thing Ellen really cares about?
4. After her grandmothers death, how does Ellen decide to treat her new residence?
5. What incentive does someone offer Ellen when they show up looking for her?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Ellen celebrate her 11th birthday?
2. Why didn't Dora want to tell Ellen about Dora and Nadine's usual Christmas ritual?
3. 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?
4. Using details from the text, describe how Ellen spends her time at Nadine's house.
5. How does Ellen express a lack of belonging throughout Chapters 1-8?
6. Ellen found several questionable items in her cousin's bedroom. Why doesn't Ellen tell her aunt about these items?
7. In what ways does Ellen's grandmother display paranoia?
8. Why do Ellen and Starletta keep a list?
9. Why does Ellen begin signing her papers with the last name Foster?
10. Using details from the text, describe Ellen's shopping system.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Using details from class discussions and from the text, describe how the author created a dualism in Ellen's life.
Essay Topic 2
In what ways does addiction manifest itself in Ellen's story? How does Ellen cope with the addiction around her?
Essay Topic 3
Using the details from the text and class discussions, discuss the ways that Ellen trusted and distrusted the people in her weak support system.
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