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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 find her mother doing the morning after Baby's funeral?
2. What has Aunt Patty done that surprises Willa Jo?
3. What had Aunt Patty done the night before that caused Willa Jo to become annoyed?
4. What does Aunt Patty want Uncle Hob to do when she appears at the dormer window?
5. Noreen painted pictures of Baby ___________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Aunt Patty and Uncle Hob differ in their approaches to relating to the girls?
2. What type of painting did Noreen create which she hoped would help the girls understand Baby's death?
3. Why has Aunt Patty joined the others sitting on the roof?
4. What type of emotion does Aunt Patty show when she asks if Little Sister had drunk any of the water at the carnival?
5. What does Uncle Hob do to ingratiate himself to the girls while they're sitting on the roof?
6. Describe what happened in the house on the morning that Baby died.
7. Why does Aunt Patty suggest taking the girls home with her for awhile and how does Willa Jo secretly feel about it?
8. Explain the symbolism of Willa Jo's dream and why Willa Jo is so angry.
9. What lessons has Aunt Patty learned by having the girls with her for awhile?
10. What was the nuclear family of Willa Jo and Little Sister prior to Baby's birth?
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
Compare and contrast the lives of Willa Jo and Liz. How are their circumstances similar? In what ways are their lives different? What draws them together to make them friends? What could have threatened to kill a friendship even before it began?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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