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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 is the only thing Noreen would do after Baby's death?
2. What was Baby's real name?
3. Why is Little Sister upset at Aunt Patty?
4. Who accompanies Noreen on the trip to pick up the girls?
5. What does Willa Jo notice as she runs back home after seeking help the person in #133?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Aunt Patty and Uncle Hob seem to enjoy sitting on the roof with the girls?
2. What does Aunt Patty suggest they do to get Little Sister to talk, and how does that send Willa Jo over the edge with her aunt?
3. What insight does Uncle Hob offer as to why Noreen is coming to get the girls?
4. Why does Willa Jo associate Baby's death with the sunrise?
5. What type of emotion does Aunt Patty show when she asks if Little Sister had drunk any of the water at the carnival?
6. How does the author end the story on a hopeful note?
7. What lessons has Aunt Patty learned by having the girls with her for awhile?
8. What message is Uncle Hob hoping the girls get from his story about staying with his grieving grandfather?
9. Why has Aunt Patty joined the others sitting on the roof?
10. Why was the girls' father gone from home so much and what suggestion did Aunt Patty have for Noreen and the girls?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Create a brief character study of Willa Jo. 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
There are several events of foreshadowing in "Getting Near to Baby". Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.
Essay Topic 3
Audrey Couloumbis is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
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