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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 does Elizabeth say that makes Willa Jo sob?
2. Elizabeth tells Willa Jo and Little Sister that Aunt Patty has signed them up for ____________________.
3. What does Aunt Patty do when Willa Jo and Little Sister refuse to come down off the roof?
4. What does Isaac give to Aunt Patty?
5. Elizabeth asks Willa Jo and Little Sister if they are the girls who _______________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Willa Jo envious of the relationship Liz has with her mother?
2. Why does Aunt Patty eventually offer to take Willa Jo and Little Sister for awhile?
3. Why does the trip to the chocolate store turn unpleasant for Willa Jo?
4. How does Miss Pettibone show that she has a sarcastic nature?
5. How does Aunt Patty feel when she hears the girls tell their mother that they want to come home?
6. Who is Miss Pettibone and why is she irritated with Little Sister?
7. Describe how Cynthia Wainwright antagonizes the girls when she comes for a visit.
8. What did Willa Jo and Little Sister's mother tell them about where Baby went?
9. How has Aunt Patty probably misjudged Liz Fingers?
10. What are Willa Jo and Little Sister doing that makes Aunt Patty so upset and especially frustrated with Willa Jo?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
"Getting Near to Baby" is a classic example of a coming-of-age story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of pride. Identify at least two instances about pride in the book and then cite examples to support your answer.
This section contains 1,200 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)