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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 Miss Harris admit after class?
2. Who is Miss Harris?
3. What is Gilly's next idea to get more money?
4. What is written on the note Agnes gives to Gilly when they walk home from school together?
5. What is Gilly's first impression of Maime Trotter?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Gilly's usual trick to get her teachers upset about her abilities?
2. What is Gilly thinking after meeting her new foster mother, Mrs. Trotter?
3. How does Mr. Randolph explain the word "mean" to Gilly when she asks how a flower can be mean?
4. What analogy does Gilly use to describe Miss Harris's seeming lack of emotions?
5. At the end of Chapter 5, why won't Gilly look over her shoulder at Mrs. Trotter?
6. What is Gilly's reply when Mrs. Trotter empathizes with the difficulty Gilly must have had by being moved around so often?
7. What is Gilly thinking about her reputation as a foster child as she and Miss Ellis drive to Gilly's new foster home?
8. What does Gilly ask to be allowed to do that surprises Mrs. Trotter?
9. Why does Gilly become so upset when she learns about Mrs. Trotter's regular dinner guest, Mr. Randolph?
10. In Chapter 7, what plan is Gilly concocting?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In an essay, explain what happens when Gilly finally realizes her grandmother showed up because of the letters Gilly wrote her mother. How does Gilly handle this? Is she worried?
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about the time Gilly spends caring for Mr. Randolph, Mrs. Trotter, and William Ernest while they were ill. Why does she stay home from school to care for them? Does she just want to skip school or does she genuinely care about them? What changes are seen in Gilly as she cares for the three people?
Essay Topic 3
Explain what Gilly sees about William Ernest that no one else seems to see. Why does Gilly think he's being overprotected? What does she do about it? How does she explain this to Mrs. Trotter?
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