Getting Near to Baby Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Audrey Couloumbis
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why must the girls enter the house through the garage?

2. Who is Elizabeth?

3. Who does Liz bring with her to Aunt Patty's house in Chapter 9?

4. Which of the following best describes Aunt Patty?

5. What does Aunt Patty tell Willa Jo about Liz?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Miss Pettibone do when Willa Jo says she is going to the drugstore to call Aunt Patty?

2. Why has Aunt Patty joined the others sitting on the roof?

3. How does Aunt Patty surprise Noreen and the girls one day while they are napping?

4. Explain how Aunt Patty's control issues frustrate her regarding the girls.

5. How does Liz respond to Aunt Patty who tries to make Liz feel bad by saying that her nieces associate with Cynthia Wainwright?

6. What reasons does Aunt Patty have for wanting the girls to play with Cynthia Wainwright?

7. Explain the story Uncle Hob tells the girls about the summer he spent with his grandfather after his grandmother died.

8. What did Willa Jo and Little Sister's mother tell them about where Baby went?

9. What are Willa Jo and Little Sister doing that makes Aunt Patty so upset and especially frustrated with Willa Jo?

10. Why do Aunt Patty and Uncle Hob seem to enjoy sitting on the roof with the girls?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The author used more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the lives of Willa Jo and Liz. How are their circumstances similar? In what ways are their lives different? What draws them together to make them friends? What could have threatened to kill a friendship even before it began?

Essay Topic 3

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

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