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. Where does Willa Jo watch the sunrise at Aunt Patty's house?

2. Who is one of the Bible School teachers?

3. What issue concerns Patty about Noreen?

4. Where are most of the girls in the Bible School eating lunch?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Isaac befriend Little Sister?

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

3. How does Cynthia's mother indicate that she knows her daughter is misbehaving while playing with the girls?

4. What was life like for Willa Jo, Little Sister and their mother after Baby died?

5. Describe Aunt Patty's behavior when Little Sister rearranges the Hummel figurines in the glass case.

6. How does Aunt Patty feel when she hears the girls tell their mother that they want to come home?

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

8. Why is Willa Jo envious of the relationship Liz has with her mother?

9. What warnings does Aunt Patty give the girls about the family across the street?

10. What is revealed about the time surrounding Baby's death which explains why Willa Jo and Little Sister want to sit on the roof at Aunt Patty's house?

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

What is the greatest lesson Willa Jo learns from Uncle Hob? Is it true that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Willa Jo always recall about Uncle Hob and how he was able to reach out to her that summer?

Essay Topic 3

"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?

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