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Anne Lamott
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Mid-Book Test - Medium

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One of the things that drew Jen to Eric is that he never says anything about the __________ in her cabin.
(a) Mess.
(b) Darkness.
(c) Cat.
(d) Book.

2. Miriam Brown is known as the town's most infamous __________ and she has one of her babies with her.
(a) Writer.
(b) Prostitute.
(c) Alcoholic.
(d) Mayor.

3. What does the family have to cope with in regard to the situation with Wallace and his brain tumor?
(a) Terror.
(b) No support.
(c) A strong sense of humor.
(d) A large river of denial.

4. Who tells Jen that she might as well stay with Eric since he is comfortable and convenient?
(a) Megan.
(b) Wallace.
(c) Kathleen.
(d) Ben.

5. While everyone loves this person, this person still drives everyone crazy with his/her silly and boundless energy. Who is it?
(a) Wallace.
(b) Randy.
(c) Jen.
(d) Ben.

Short Answer Questions

1. There is another group in town called the _______________ who are New Age folks that are trying to share goodwill with everyone they meet.



2. How many people does Jen work for during the week, allowing her to spend the rest of the time writing?



3. What does Wallace decide to do in order to get rid of the brain tumor, though he is afraid of his choice?



4. What is the word that Wallace has troubles remembering, which prompts a trip to the doctor for testing?



5. What does Sarah say should go away in about a week, which will allow Wallace to look a little more normal?



Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sarah say is completely normal when the children walk into the hospital room?



2. What happens to Wallace in the week before his surgery, making him think that Mercury is targeting him?



3. What are the criteria that Jen has in terms of deciding whether or not to take a job that she is offered by another?



4. How did Eric and Jen meet, according to the story that Jen tells in the book?



5. What is the worry that Jen has about being at parties, and what a person might ask her when she is there?



6. What is the living situation of Jen at the beginning of the story and how did she come upon this arrangement?



7. What happens on the day that Wallace is discharged from the hospital after his surgery?



8. What happens every Tuesday night in Jen's life, according to the story?



9. What happens in order to wake Wallace up and to get him talking to his children in the room?



10. What does Jen know will happen every time she schedules a meeting with Kathleen?



(see the answer keys)

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