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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. Which of the following does NOT describe how Willa Jo thinks her mother sounds on the phone?
2. What profession did Willa Jo's father, grandfathers and great-grandfathers have?
3. Which of Aunt Patty's neighbors has been nice to Willa and Little Sister?
4. What is one of the first rules that the girls learn about Aunt Patty's house?
5. What does Isaac give to Aunt Patty?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Cynthia's mother indicate that she knows her daughter is misbehaving while playing with the girls?
2. What warnings does Aunt Patty give the girls about the family across the street?
3. Why is Willa Jo especially sensitive about keeping Little Sister safe?
4. What was life like for Willa Jo, Little Sister and their mother after Baby died?
5. Who is Elizabeth Fingers and how do the girls meet her?
6. What reasons does Aunt Patty have for wanting the girls to play with Cynthia Wainwright?
7. How does Aunt Patty surprise Noreen and the girls one day while they are napping?
8. What is Willa Jo doing at the beginning of the book which irritates and frustrates her Aunt Patty?
9. Explain how Aunt Patty's control issues frustrate her regarding the girls.
10. How does Miss Pettibone show that she has a sarcastic nature?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Create a brief character study of Noreen. 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?
Essay Topic 2
Explain the role of women in the American South during the 20th century. What precedents did these women feel compelled to follow? What restrictions did they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have? How were their lives significantly more difficult than the lives of 21st century women?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
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