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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 Billy and Jack threaten to do to Prez and Perry?
2. What is the name of the town where Francie lives?
3. Mama does not punish Francie for _______________________.
4. What do the sheriff and his deputy ask Francie and the other children?
5. What did Jesse take from Mr. Bellamy's farm?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what ways do the sheriff and deputy show disrespect to Francie and her family?
2. What does Mama's comment to Miss Beach about September foreshadow for the family?
3. Where does Jesse say he is headed? What does Francie do to try to protect him for the night?
4. What preparations does Francie make for helping Jesse after she returns from visiting Auntie?
5. What arrives in the mail that lets Francie know that Jesse has made it to California?
6. Why is Francie's mother worried about Francie's taking food to Jesse?
7. What impact could Francie's protection of Jesse have for the whole neighborhood?
8. What makes Francie run away from her job at Miss Rivers' home and what does she tell her mother about it?
9. Explain Mama's characteristics that allow her to take charge and create a new life for her family in spite of all the obstacles in her way.
10. What plans has Mama made for the family?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Alberta. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Alberta's character in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
What is the greatest lesson Francie learns from Jesse? Is it true that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Francie always recall about Jesse? How was she able to reach out to him that summer?
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study of Francie. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were her dreams and fears? What was most valuable to her in her world?
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