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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. What does Alice say is one of her mother's unusual behaviors?
(a) Obsessively turning the faucet off and on.
(b) Knocking on a doorway before entering a room.
(c) Licking her fingernails.
(d) Rubbing her back against walls.
2. What does Arthur call Mother?
(b) Mrs. Bennet.
(d) Miss Alice.
3. Who is Arlette?
(a) Alice's cat.
(b) Mother's roommate at the San.
(c) Alice's best friend.
(d) Her relationship is not defined.
4. How does life after the death of Alice's father compare to life before his death?
(a) Alice and Mother fight constantly after his death.
(b) A burden is lifted and there is hope.
(c) The family environment becomes troubled.
(d) Mother returns to work and the family's financial state is much better after his death.
5. How do the members of Mother's family react to the gifts she gives them at Christmas?
(a) They are hurt.
(b) They are angry.
(c) They make no comment.
(d) They are pleased.
Short Answer Questions
1. What best describes Mother before she goes to the San?
2. What is true about Father's death?
3. How does Alice become an orphan?
4. What best describes Nonna's social life?
5. What is the San?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Arthur's presence during Mother's trip to the San in Part One: Mother-Arthur important?
2. Who are the primary influences in Alice's life when she is 15?
3. Is it good for Alice to spend time with Mother?
4. What kind of a person is Arlette?
5. Was Father a happy man?
6. Explain if you believe that Alice is happy living with Aunt Frances and Uncle Billy.
7. Describe some of Mother's strengths.
8. What do you think Alice's family was like before her father's death, based on information in the first chapter of the book?
9. Describe Mother's unusual behavior in the first chapter of Florida.
10. Is Uncle Billy satisfied with his life?
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