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. Which Bible School student comes over to eat with Willa Jo and Little Sister?

2. Mrs. Wainwright is president of which organization?

3. What do some of the girls get from playing in the grass at Bible School?

4. What does Isaac call Aunt Patty?

5. What store does Aunt Patty take the girls to that Willa Jo thinks is fantastic?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Cynthia Wainwright antagonizes the girls when she comes for a visit.

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

3. What is Willa Jo doing at the beginning of the book which irritates and frustrates her Aunt Patty?

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

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

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

7. Who does Aunt Patty threaten to call if the girls won't come down from the roof and how does Willa Jo stonewall her?

8. How has Aunt Patty probably misjudged Liz Fingers?

9. How does Aunt Patty show her intense frustration about Willa Jo to Mrs. Biddle?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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