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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following Piper women waits hopefully everyday for James's death notice to arrive?
2. How does Materia react when she learns James will soon be returning home from the war?
(a) She is excited.
(b) She is apathetic.
(c) She is angry.
(d) She is anxious.
3. What is the gender of Kathleen's baby?
(a) She gives birth to a boy and a girl.
(b) She gives birth to a girl.
(c) She gives birth to a boy.
(d) She gives birth to a hermaphrodite.
4. What is the name of Lily's favorite movie star, whom she is teased mercilessly for admiring?
(a) Claudette Colbert.
(b) Greta Garbo.
(c) Mary Pickford.
(d) Barbara Stanwyck.
5. Why did Frances bring the new baby down to the river where he died?
(a) To baptize him.
(b) To give him a drink.
(c) To teach him how to swim.
(d) To bathe him.
6. Which of the following is NOT a movie star the Piper girls idolize?
(a) Rudolph Valentino.
(b) Douglas Fairbanks.
(c) Bernadette Lewis.
(d) Lillian Gish.
7. Who does James borrow money from to jump start his new business?
(a) Leo Taylor.
(b) Benny Luvovitz.
(c) Teresa Taylor.
(d) Mr. Mahmoud.
8. How does the crowd react to Kathleen during her first recital performance?
(a) The applaud politely.
(b) They jeer and boo her.
(c) They sit in silence.
(d) They give her a standing ovation.
9. How does Materia cope with the death of her baby?
(a) She scrubs the house.
(b) She locks herself in the bedroom and prays.
(c) She drinks a bottle of whiskey.
(d) She begins smoking and swearing.
10. Who names the new baby Ambrose?
11. Who does James put in charge of raising the new baby after Materia's death?
(a) Mrs. Luvovitz.
(d) Teresa Taylor.
12. How old was Frances at the time of her mother's death?
(a) Four years old.
(b) Eight years old.
(c) Ten years old.
(d) Six years old.
13. Whom does Lily confide in when her terrible nightmares about Ambrose continue?
(b) Lily does not tell anyone about the dreams.
14. Which of Kathleen's family members is the strongest supporter of her musical talent?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her grandmother.
(c) Her aunt.
(d) Her sister.
15. What is the name of Mercedes' best friend?
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following did Mumma die from?
2. What shocking news does the theater owner make moments after Kathleen's performance?
3. What is the last thing Kathleen sees before she dies?
4. Who is the narrator of the novel when the reader learns about Materia's funeral?
5. Where does James lock up Materia, after discovering Kathleen's dead body?
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