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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. Which childhood friend of Aunt Patty's do Aunt Patty and the girls see at the grocery?
2. With what subject does Willa Jo help Little Sister?
3. How is Uncle Hob dressed when he crawls out onto the roof?
4. What does Willa Jo tell Uncle Hob that she and Little Sister would like to have returned to them?
5. Which of the following did Uncle Hob NOT do when he stayed with his grandfather?
Short Essay Questions
1. What recurring dream does Willa Jo have and what does she do upon waking?
2. What behavior was Noreen exhibiting that showed her depression and why was Willa Jo happy that Aunt Patty arrived?
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. What was the nuclear family of Willa Jo and Little Sister prior to Baby's birth?
5. Why do all the other girls blame Willa Jo when Miss Pettibone gets upset with them?
6. Describe what happened in the house on the morning that Baby died.
7. What type of painting did Noreen create which she hoped would help the girls understand Baby's death?
8. What message is Uncle Hob hoping the girls get from his story about staying with his grieving grandfather?
9. Why do Aunt Patty and Uncle Hob seem to enjoy sitting on the roof with the girls?
10. What does Uncle Hob do to ingratiate himself to the girls while they're sitting on the roof?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of struggle. Identify at least two instances about struggle in the book and then cite examples to support your answers.
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
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?
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