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 says she is moving to _______________ where nobody will know her.

2. Why does Little Sister say she had not spoken since Baby's death?

3. Who accompanies Noreen on the trip to pick up the girls?

4. Which of the following did Uncle Hob NOT do when he stayed with his grandfather?

5. What musical instrument does Uncle Hob play?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What are Aunt Patty's laments regarding people's lack of appreciation for her?

5. What lessons has Aunt Patty learned by having the girls with her for awhile?

6. What insight does Uncle Hob offer as to why Noreen is coming to get the girls?

7. What recurring dream does Willa Jo have and what does she do upon waking?

8. What behavior was Noreen exhibiting that showed her depression and why was Willa Jo happy that Aunt Patty arrived?

9. What type of emotion does Aunt Patty show when she asks if Little Sister had drunk any of the water at the carnival?

10. What does Miss Pettibone do when Willa Jo says she is going to the drugstore to call Aunt Patty?

Essay Topics

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

What is the greatest lesson Willa Jo learns from Uncle Hob? Is it true that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Willa Jo always recall about Uncle Hob and how he was able to reach out to her that summer?

Essay Topic 3

Grief takes on an almost human persona in this book. What was the source of the family's grief? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

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