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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 a man compliment Sissie's father about?
(a) Getting a new boat.
(b) Moving to a new neighborhood.
(c) The beauty of his wife.
(d) Getting a new car.

2. Where was the family in the first summer before they came to the tavern?
(a) A festival for Independence Day.
(b) At a birthday party.
(c) A parade.
(d) A family dinner.

3. Which of the following literary devices is present in the book?
(a) Foreshadowing.
(b) Hyperbole.
(c) Dramatic irony.
(d) Alliteration.

4. What inanimate object does Sissie compare herself to in the second summer?
(a) A tree.
(b) A lake.
(c) An island.
(d) A boat.

5. Looking at her father from far away, whom does Sissie believe he looks like?
(a) A stranger.
(b) A nervous wreck.
(c) An accountant.
(d) A clown.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following might be considered Sissie's tragic flaw in the first summer?

2. What does Sissie do on the island in the second summer?

3. What does Sissie's world revolve around in the first summer?

4. Which of the following people are at home taking care of a child in the second summer?

5. What is the reaction of the adults to Sissie's brothers and their begging?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sissie compare her father to other men?

2. How does Sissie's mother's appearance make her angry?

3. Why does Sissie view her brief encounter with the mysterious man as a game?

4. In what way has the narration matured in the second summer that Sissie narrates?

5. Choose one literary device used in Part 2 and explain how it is used.

6. What is Sissie afraid of in Part 1?

7. After reading about Sissie's first summer experience at the tavern, what predictions can be made about the rest of the story?

8. Describe Sissie, the narrator, as she is first introduced.

9. What does Sissie regret in her past?

10. When Sissie sees her father throwing up, why is she afraid?

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