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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. In the section labeled Father, what does Mother tell Alice to do with her remains when she dies?
(a) Scatter them anywhere.
(b) Scatter her remains near the water.
(c) Bury her in the Fivey family plot.
(d) Bury her with Father.
2. What does Alice ask Mother to sign in Part Four?
(a) A card for Uncle Billy.
(b) A medical proxy form.
(c) A loan for Alice.
(d) Bank business papers.
3. What does Aunt Frances confide to Alice during their last visit in the book?
(a) That she regrets being so strict with Alice.
(b) That she misses Uncle Billy.
(c) That she has cancer.
(d) That she sometimes steals packs of gum.
4. Where does Alice say that Father is buried?
(a) With his parents.
(b) In the plot adjacent to Nonna and her husband.
(c) Near the church he attended.
(d) Far from the church he attended.
5. What job does Alice have when she visits Mother after Nonna's funeral?
(a) She is a teacher.
(b) She is a social worker.
(c) She is a counselor.
(d) She is a waitress.
Short Answer Questions
1. What item of Uncle Billy's does Alice show to Mother in Part Four?
2. What does Alice say she is hoping for in the chapter labeled Short Identifications?
3. Why is Mother's appearance changed when Alice goes to visit her after Nonna's funeral?
4. Who is Mr. Early?
5. What does Alice tell Mr. Early about Father?
Short Essay Questions
1. Was living with Uncle Billy and Aunt Frances good for Alice?
2. Describe the relationship between Mother and Nonna.
3. How does Mother remind Alice of Nonna during her time at the Birdcage?
4. What is the impact of Mr. Early's death on Alice?
5. Describe the circumstances of Arthur's death.
6. Does Alice love Uncle Billy and Aunt Frances?
7. How has Mother and Alice's relationship changed when they are living on different coasts?
8. Why does Mother tell people that Father was a sculptor?
9. Describe Mother's life when Alice visits her in California.
10. Describe the role of poetry in Alice's life.
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