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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 is one of Aunt Patty's grievances at the house?
(a) Everyone tracks in mud through the kitchen.
(b) She always has to ask for help with the dishes.
(c) No one appreciates her.
(d) Uncle Hob has to be reminded to take out the trash.
2. What did Aunt Patty offer to pay for for Noreen?
(a) A new dress for Noreen.
(b) Little Sister's pre-school fees.
(c) Willa Jo's college education.
(d) Her move to a place closer to Patty.
3. What does Uncle Hob give to Little Sister?
(a) A beach towel.
(b) Flip flops.
(c) An umbrella.
4. Why does Aunt Patty say she might introduce Tressa to Mrs. Finger?
(a) They both have so many boys.
(b) They both are beautiful pianists.
(c) They both like to bake.
(d) They both like to play cards.
5. Why does Noreen think Baby is fussy on the way home?
(a) She must need a diaper change.
(b) She must be sleepy.
(c) She must be teething.
(d) She must be hungry.
Short Answer Questions
1. What grocery store does Aunt Patty take Willa Jo and Little Sister to one day?
2. Who accompanies Noreen on the trip to pick up the girls?
3. What is the only thing that Noreen would do after Baby died?
4. Liz is on her way to the store to buy _______________.
5. Miss Pettibone threatens to call the girls' mothers if they don't _____________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what happened in the house on the morning that Baby died.
2. What does Miss Pettibone do when Willa Jo says she is going to the drugstore to call Aunt Patty?
3. What type of emotion does Aunt Patty show when she asks if Little Sister had drunk any of the water at the carnival?
4. What recurring dream does Willa Jo have and what does she do upon waking?
5. Why do all the other girls blame Willa Jo when Miss Pettibone gets upset with them?
6. Why does Aunt Patty suggest taking the girls home with her for awhile and how does Willa Jo secretly feel about it?
7. How does the author end the story on a hopeful note?
8. What does Uncle Hob do to ingratiate himself to the girls while they're sitting on the roof?
9. Explain the symbolism of Willa Jo's dream and why Willa Jo is so angry.
10. What message is Uncle Hob hoping the girls get from his story about staying with his grieving grandfather?
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