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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. With what subject does Willa Jo help Little Sister?
2. What does Uncle Hob ask the girls on the roof when he sticks his head out a window?
3. Where does Noreen say that she can see Baby's face?
4. Why do Willa Jo and Little Sister decide to sit on the bench outside the drugstore?
5. Why does Noreen think Baby is fussy on the way home?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what happened in the house on the morning that Baby died.
2. What was the nuclear family of Willa Jo and Little Sister prior to Baby's birth?
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. Explain the story Uncle Hob tells the girls about the summer he spent with his grandfather after his grandmother died.
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. What recurring dream does Willa Jo have and what does she do upon waking?
7. What type of painting did Noreen create which she hoped would help the girls understand Baby's death?
8. Why has Aunt Patty joined the others sitting on the roof?
9. Why do Aunt Patty and Uncle Hob seem to enjoy sitting on the roof with the girls?
10. What lessons has Aunt Patty learned by having the girls with her for awhile?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Describe Milly. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Milly's character in the novel?
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