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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 Willa Jo notice as she runs back home after seeking help the person in #133?
2. Where had Willa Jo's father worked before it went out of business?
3. Which of the following is NOT true about Willa Jo and Little Sister at the beginning of Chapter 15?
4. Who did Noreen send Willa Jo to get help when Baby was sick?
5. What does Uncle Hob give to Little Sister?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the nuclear family of Willa Jo and Little Sister prior to Baby's birth?
2. What does Uncle Hob do to ingratiate himself to the girls while they're sitting on the roof?
3. 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?
4. Why does Aunt Patty suggest taking the girls home with her for awhile and how does Willa Jo secretly feel about it?
5. Why does Willa Jo associate Baby's death with the sunrise?
6. Why do all the other girls blame Willa Jo when Miss Pettibone gets upset with them?
7. What insight does Uncle Hob offer as to why Noreen is coming to get the girls?
8. Explain the story Uncle Hob tells the girls about the summer he spent with his grandfather after his grandmother died.
9. What recurring dream does Willa Jo have and what does she do upon waking?
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
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 2
Describe Milly. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Milly's character in the novel?
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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