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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. Which character says that she receives fifty dollars a week?
2. What is the subject of Tillie's speeches in Act 1?
(c) Pop music.
3. What beverage does Beatrice prepare for Nanny?
(a) A chocolate milkshake.
(b) Coffee with cream.
(c) Whiskey and water.
(d) Hot water and honey.
4. Beatrice's story begins with the following exclamation:
(a) "Apples! Pears! Cu ... cumbers!"
(b) "Horses! Rats! Rab ... bits!"
(c) "Marigolds! Sunflowers! Chrysanthe ... mums!"
(d) " Radium! Chloroform! Urani ... um!"
5. How does Beatrice describe her daughter, Tillie?
(a) She is a sweet girl.
(b) She is a pretty girl.
(c) She is a mean girl.
(d) She is not a pretty girl.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Beatrice's reaction to Dr. Berg's phone call?
2. What excuse does Ruth give for getting out of gym class?
3. Why is Ruth upset at first when she sees the flashlight?
4. In the final scene at the end of Act 1, what beverage is Nanny drinking?
5. What special job does Ruth hold at school?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Zindel repeat the Conclusion of Tillie's science fair presentation at the end of Act 2?
2. Describe the relationship between Ruth and Beatrice.
3. Why do Tillie's classmates laugh at her at the science assembly at the beginning of Act 1?
4. Why does Beatrice want Tillie to wear a bow in her hair?
5. What excuse does Beatrice give to Mr. Goodman for keeping Tillie home from school?
6. Why does Beatrice not tell the truth to her daughters about her experiences in high school?
7. Describe Beatrice's feelings toward Tillie's pet.
8. Why does Beatrice decide not to attend the science fair?
9. What is Beatrice's opinion of Nanny's daughter? Why do you think she has such strong feelings about her?
10. What prevents Tillie from burying the rabbit upon discovering that it is dead?
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