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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 happens the week before Thanksgiving?
2. What does Gilly have to do about the money she has given to Agnes and can't return to Mrs. Trotter?
3. What does the man at the ticket booth do after Gilly gives him the money for her ticket?
4. In Chapter 11, how does Gilly respond to what she is told she is going to do?
5. In the letter, what does Gilly ask William Ernest to tell Mrs. Trotter?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Gilly concerned when her grandmother promises to get her out of the Trotter foster home?
2. What happens to Gilly's relationship with William Ernest when she is permitted to stay with Mrs. Trotter?
3. Why does Gilly choose her uncle's bedroom over her mother's?
4. What becomes clear in the letters exchanged between Miss Harris and Gilly?
5. What is Gilly trying to teach William Ernest and why?
6. In Chapter 12, who else is Gilly surprisingly sad to be leaving?
7. What does Gilly realize about her grandmother after she learns the woman lost her son in the war, her daughter when she ran away, and her husband four years earlier to death?
8. What is the exciting news when Gilly writes her final letter in the novel to her foster family?
9. What happens during the night that both hurts and helps Gilly regarding her move?
10. What does Gilly find in Mrs. Trotter's open purse and where was it when she found it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Have the students write an essay about Gilly's adverse reaction to Mr. Randolph and Miss Harris being black. Besides the fact it was obvious she had little experience around people of a different race, what other reasons could there have been for her feelings? Did she pick this up from her other foster parents? Could the location of where she lived have anything to do with it?
Essay Topic 2
In an essay answer the following questions: Why is Mrs. Trotter so determined to keep Gilly living with her, even after Gilly has stolen money to run away? What is motivating Mrs. Trotter to fight so hard to keep Gilly?
Essay Topic 3
Have the students write about Gilly's pride that everything she does that was bad. It is normal for a child to act out occasionally, but is Gilly's acting out normal? Why does she act out? What is her reward for being bad? Explain answers.
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