Getting Near to Baby Test | Final 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. Aunt Patty asks Willa Jo if Little Sister had drunk _________________ the day they went to the fair.

2. What does Uncle Hob recall about the summer he spent with his grandfather?

3. What do Noreen and the girls watch at the beginning of Chapter 19?

4. What does Willa Jo want more than anything?

5. Why does Noreen think Baby is fussy on the way home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the symbolism of Willa Jo's dream and why Willa Jo is so angry.

2. Why do all the other girls blame Willa Jo when Miss Pettibone gets upset with them?

3. What type of painting did Noreen create which she hoped would help the girls understand Baby's death?

4. Why was the girls' father gone from home so much and what suggestion did Aunt Patty have for Noreen and the girls?

5. What was the nuclear family of Willa Jo and Little Sister prior to Baby's birth?

6. Why does Willa Jo associate Baby's death with the sunrise?

7. Why do Aunt Patty and Uncle Hob seem to enjoy sitting on the roof with the girls?

8. How do Aunt Patty and Uncle Hob differ in their approaches to relating to the girls?

9. Even though Baby died at sunrise, what flicker of hope does a sunrise hold for the family?

10. What does Uncle Hob do to ingratiate himself to the girls while they're sitting on the roof?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author used more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

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

Create a brief character study of Noreen. 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?

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