Francie Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Karen English
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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 do the Butler children NOT bring to school?

2. Francie tells Mr. Diller that she saw Holly stealing a __________________.

3. How many shrimp wheels is Francie instructed to serve each guest?

4. What does Francie instruct Clarissa in doing?

5. What does Clarissa give to Francie at the Montgomery house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Clarissa tell Francie that she is working on and what does Clarissa give to Francie?

2. Who is Jesse Pruitt? What is Francie happy to do for him?

3. What does grammar school commencement mean to Francie?

4. What are some of the cultural differences in Francie's world because she is a black girl?

5. How does the author show Francie's values?

6. Who is Alberta and how does Francie meet her?

7. How does Francie escape punishment from her mother for being in town when she isn't supposed to be?

8. How is Francie treated at Diller's Drugs and what does Mr. Diller accuse her of?

9. What is the content of the letter sent by Francie's father?

10. How does Francie get back at Holly when she is serving at Holly's home after Holly threatens her about spreading lies about her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of struggle. Identify at least two instances about struggle in the book and then cite examples to support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

What is the greatest lesson Francie learns from Mama? Is it that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Francie always recall about her experiences during her twelfth summer?

Essay Topic 3

Explain Karen English's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where she did.

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