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

Audrey Couloumbis
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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 did Willa Jo, Little Sister and their mother do after Baby's death to seem less lonely?

2. What is Cynthia's last name?

3. Which of the following does NOT describe Miss Pettibone?

4. What does Aunt Patty do when she finds Willa Jo, Little Sister and their mother napping in the afternoon?

5. Who is Liz' youngest brother?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the trip to the chocolate store turn unpleasant for Willa Jo?

2. How does Aunt Patty react when Little Sister brings all the newts into the kitchen?

3. What are some of the rules that Aunt Patty has in her house?

4. How does Little Sister communicate since she has stopped talking, and what does Aunt Patty think about it?

5. Why does Willa Jo resent Uncle Hob's response to the girls' new clothes and why does Willa Jo think that Aunt Patty doesn't know much about children?

6. Why does Aunt Patty eventually offer to take Willa Jo and Little Sister for awhile?

7. How does Willa Jo override Miss Pettibone's authority by removing Little Sister from the threat of ticks during lunchtime?

8. Why are Aunt Patty's pleas for the girls to come down off the roof futile?

9. Why is Willa Jo especially sensitive about keeping Little Sister safe?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Liz. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Liz's character in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Milly. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Milly's character in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of struggle. Identify at least two instances about struggle in the book and then cite examples to support your answers.

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