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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. Before Gilly drops off to sleep her first night with Mrs. Trotter, what does she decide to do?

2. What does Gilly find when she pulls an encyclopedia from Mr. Randolph's bookshelf?

3. In Chapter 4, which book does Gilly read to Mr. Randolph after dinner?

4. What does Mrs. Trotter say to Gilly after watching William Ernest fly the plane?

5. In Chapter 5, what does Gilly decide to do with Agnes Stokes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Gilly become so upset when she learns about Mrs. Trotter's regular dinner guest, Mr. Randolph?

2. What is the first thing that Gilly realizes about her mother when she finally meets her?

3. What happens to Gilly when Miss Ellis tells her she is going to have to live with her grandmother?

4. What is Courtney like when Gilly meets her?

5. What does Gilly do at recess on the playground?

6. What is Gilly thinking after meeting her new foster mother, Mrs. Trotter?

7. What happens during Thanksgiving week that keeps Gilly away from school on Tuesday and Wednesday?

8. What happens when Gilly realizes her mother is only staying for two days?

9. What do Gilly and Agnes have in common?

10. Why has Gilly decided to pay attention in Miss Harris's class?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Explain Mrs. Trotter's way of handling Gilly's punishment for stealing money from her and Mr. Randolph. Was this the first time a foster child stole from her? Was her punishment too severe or too easy? Why does she go about it the way she does?

Essay Topic 3

Have the students write an essay about Gilly resorting to stealing to get money to visit her mother. Does Gilly realize the consequences for stealing or just not care? Is stealing just part of her acting out, or is it something totally different? Explain.

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